To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
– Romans 3:26
Ephesians 1:3 starts out with an interesting phrase that is worth taking note of: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:”
One would then ask, how can God be blessed? But yesterday’s devotional which clarified what the actual blessing is – righteousness status – The Greek word translated ‘blessed’ is Eulogia, which means to spoken well of.
So, the verse which says “Blessed be God…who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ” can be interpreted to mean that that we speak well of God for speaking well of us in Christ.
Romans 3:23-26 further buttresses this. Verse 26 calls God just for justifying us.
Ephesians 1:3 shows us that the blessing cannot be money or other earthly things. The blessing is a righteousness status!