Paul, the inventor of the run-on sentence! Just kidding, we are all guilty of it sometimes. The translators have taken portions of scripture and broken it down into smaller, digestible amounts, but when you read it, you must read it together, to begin with, to give it context. Ephesians 1: 15-21 is an example; 7 verses make up one sentence! There is a lot of value in this one sentence, but today I will highlight two verses.
“that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,” Ephesians 1:17-18
My hope for all my fellow Christ-followers is that you understand who God is, know him and his love for you. We sometimes forget how much he loves us, especially when things get rough in our lives. If only we could remember who we are and that our discomfort and pain are temporary, we might become less discouraged and know that it’s part of our calling. When you get there, you will have indeed entered into the kingdom of heaven. Let us all try to walk through those gates; he’s given us the key; Jesus!