“For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.” Ephesians 1:4
He – Almighty God, the Great I AM, the Creator of all that exists
Chose – picked, wanted, sought
Us – the faithful in Christ Jesus (v.1), those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ, He chose me – I believe and trust in Jesus.
in him – in Christ “...the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world.” Rev. 13:8 It was always God’s plan to redeem us through Christ
Before the creation of the world – Before anything in our universe was created: Before earth, sun, moon, stars, oceans, animals or mankind even existed
HOLD IT: He chose ME – BEFORE the creation of the world. My finite mind can’t grasp that. Jesus’ death for our sins was a done deal before Adam and Eve even existed. Contemplate that!
to be holy – Who me?
and blameless – I am certainly not blameless
in His sight; before the face of; in the sight of; before the presence of (Greek lexicon) God sees me, He sees anyone in Christ as holy and blameless. He sees us through the shed blood of Christ. He sees the righteousness of Christ covering us, covering our sin.
Blows. Me. Away.
If I could only grasp the extent of His grace!
I stand in awe before you my Lord, my savior, Almighty God. Thank you for loving us that much!