Lord, thank You! Thank You for loving us and desiring we be holy and blameless. Thank You for also making everything work out according to Your plan.
Thank You ALSO for verses 13 and 14... And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, He identified you as His own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom He promised long ago. The Spirit is God’s guarantee that He will give us the inheritance He promised and that He has purchased us to be His own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify Him.
Your Spirit - leading, guiding, providing correction and wisdom - Your personal guarantee and differentiator from all other philosophies and religions. I pray we see this. I pray we understand this. I pray we are open to You leading and guiding. I pray those perhaps reading this for the first time, are able to allow at least a bit of truth in.
Thank You for wanting us to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for ALL. And this is the secret: Christ lives in us. This gives us assurance of sharing Your glory. Colossians 1:27 In Jesus Christ's Name we pray, Amen