In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.
Ephesians 1:11-14 (ESV)
Praise Him! For if He has chosen you, He has poured His grace over you and sealed you with the Holy Spirit, so that you may inherit eternal life and be welcomed into heaven. Praise Him, praise Him!
Paul writes to Timothy who is naturally timid and needs exhortation to boldness and faithfulness. Many people can relate to Timothy and especially during this time of Covid-19
when our faith in the Lord is tested. Paul reminds Timothy of the faith his mother and grandmother had and should also dwell in him.
We need to remember these words of what God has given us.
2 Timothy 1:6-7: For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands,
for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Let us look forward with hope to a time when we can all meet together in the church in safety and security.
Free from this pandemic and all authorities carrying out the will of God.
Joy and peace in Christ