Eph. 1:1-6. Grace and Peace. 

Peace only comes through grace, and saints are those are also faithful. In Christ alone there are blessings for those chosen by the Father in him, before the world began, with the goal “that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.” Not everyone is a redeemed, that is, adopted child of God. Those who are adopted show it by being ever more holy and without blame before him in love.” The motivation is love, not self-righteousness. We love Him, because He first loved us (I Jn. 4:19). The human scriptural authors agree. It is all based upon “the good pleasure of His will.” This is a sure comfort to the saints, because we know that God only acts according to His character and His word. Again, it is “to the praise of the glory of His grace.” Therefore, we are “accepted in the Beloved.”

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