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to the praise of the glory of his grace, which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. (Ephesians1:6)
To the praise of the glory of his grace.
The expression here To the praise (ἔπαινος epainos) is an exhortation, an obligation. Many times the Hebrew term (כָּבוֹד kabod) is a manifestation of power and glory to his people (Ex 16:7; Nu 14:22); his glorious presence, formally, glory. (Ex 29:43; 1Sa 4:21) And the Greek term (δόξα doxa) rendered glory also refers to the manifestation of God’s saving presence and his redemptive power with his people. Grace, Undeserved Kindness is a Greek word (χάρις charis) with the sense of good that God freely gives; especially to the benefit of the recipient, which is a kindness that is not deserved. The free and unmerited favor, generous love, and kindness of God manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings. It is given even though it is unearned and unmerited, driven exclusively by the generosity of God. – 2Co 6:1; Eph 1:7.
Which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. The Greek verb (χαριτόω charitoō), which is rendered freely bestowed, is only found here and in Luke 1:28. It means God’s bestowing favorable goodwill upon his people, to show kindness, graciously give, and freely give.
When we think about the love behind God creating the billions of universes and Adam and Eve, with the intention of a perfect human family filling the earth, it is amazing that one of God’s angels would challenge God’s sovereignty and that Adam and Eve would betray him. That Satan suggested, God’s human creation was imperfect, unsound, weak faulty, that if they faced any kind of difficulty, they too would revel against God’s right to rule. He implied that man does not love God; he only obeys him because of what God does for them. (Job 1:7-12; 2:2-5) In the face of all of those false accusations, God’s glorious grace evidences his confidence in his creation by choosing us in him before the foundation of the world for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ.