“This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him” (Ephesians 3:11-12).
The purpose fulfilled in Christ was determined at the beginning. Do not believe those who deceive when they tell you these things were made up along the way. The Lord is purposeful and has accomplished your salvation according to His eternal promise. Trust Him and have confidence in what He has done for you. Through Jesus You have gained salvation.
Lord, the world has been fighting against You from the beginning, but You knew they would. There are those who try to deceive and lead people astray, but You knew that too. Help me Lord, to see through the fog of this world and live in the hope You give me through Christ. Guide me in Your goodness to look to You in confidence. You have already done all that needs to be done.
Lord Jesus, in so many places in the Gospels you said, “My time is not yet.” You knew what the time would be and how the world would press in on You. In those simple words You express the truth that Your eternal purpose is of old. You know what You are doing and You know what is needed. Help me to trust You Lord so that I may now and always be led by You in the hope given by Your grace. Amen.