Paul’s heart was filled with so much thankfulness that he had to praise God not only for what he had done but what he would do for them in the future.
Read Ephesians 3:20-21.
In these verses Paul addresses an unnamed person with the phrase, “Now unto him who is able.” Who is he talking about? It’s not too difficult to find out when you look at what this person is able to do. He is able to do much more than we could ever ask or think. There are times when a parent or grandparent gives you a gift that makes you excited. But do you know anyone who can give you more than you could ever ask or think? He is able to do these things through the power that works within Christians. As we read in the previous section, the Holy Spirit lives in believers and gives them the power to live according to God’s plan. So, who gave us the Holy Spirit? He deserves to receive glory in the Church (all believers) and in the Lord Jesus Christ in every generation forever. The Church is a term that means the called out ones. It is made up of a bunch of sinners who have been called out from the world to leave their sin, to be forgiven, and to be given eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ. The one who made all of this possible deserves to look good (receive glory) for doing all these things for us.
- Do you know, by now, who this wonderful person is?
- Paul described God in three ways. List all three below:
a. He is able __________________________________________________________________.
b. He is able __________________________________________________________________.
c. He deserves to ______________________________________________________________.
- For what else can you praise God today?