With all wisdom and understanding, 9 he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. 11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12 in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.
This passage puts life into perspective… He made known, His will, His good pleasure, His plan, His purpose…for the praise of His glory. Its all about God and what God has done for us according to his will and pleasure. What is that? All things will be brought to unity under Christ. So when we believe in Christ…we are part of Him, we are given salvation. Marked in Him with a seal – The Holy Spirit. When my life is placed in this perspective I realise that it is not by chance that I am here, believing what I believe. God has prepared the way, made all of this possible…He wants us to succeed. The phrase, “If God is for us then who can stand against us comes to mind”. Thank you Lord