Dave Lucas shares the 2nd word in this series. Reading from Ephesians 1:1-14.
God doesn’t love us because of who we are (our character/personality). He just loves us.
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”
Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV
God doesn’t equate the amount of scripture you read to determine the level of love He offers. He just loves.
It is not by works, even to say we contribute 1% of our salvation. We can have something to boast about.
Adoption as sons (Eph 1 v 5). It is not to exclude females, but at that time it was well known that the inheritance was passed to the son. We in turn in Christ we all have our inheritance in him.
In a wedding, a vow is often exchanged said “All that I have, I give to you”. Like the prince who marries a pauper, the riches and life of the Prince he has is shared. The same being that the pauper possibly has debt is also taken on by the prince and shared together.
We have our inheritance with God, who shares his riches and glory and he takes on our debt of sin. God loves us that much, He takes us as His own.