The Berean Expositor
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adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of His
will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the
Beloved. In Whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins,
according to the riches of his grace . . . . . having made known unto us the mystery of His
will, according to His good pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself: that in the
dispensation of the fullness of times, He might gather together in one all things in Christ,
both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; [even] in Him:
In Whom also we have obtained an inheritance . . . . . that we should be to the praise
of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
In Whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your
In Whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession,
unto the praise of his glory."
Here we see that the faithful in Christ Jesus find in Him Blessing, Choice, Acceptance,
Redemption, Inheritance, and Hope; while at the same time and in association with these
blessings, we find this great Purpose is in Him, and that in Him shall be gather together in
one all things in heaven and on earth.
As he contemplates such riches of grace and glory, verily, every believer in the truth
of the mystery, can exclaim,
"All my springs are in Thee."