The apostle Paul ends Chapter 3 of Ephesians with a strong benediction in verse twenty. He says that God is able to do infinitely more than we would dare imagine:
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. (ESV)
I believe Paul places these particular words right before he begins the application portion of Ephesians (chapters 4-6) precisely because he does not want Christians to lose hope. In the final chapters Paul lays out a radical way of living for the Ephesians and for us. Paul was aware of just how contrary to the world's ways these "basic" directives of the Christian faith would be to his readers. He wanted them to know that the full power of God was available to them as they began to implement the instructions of the Holy Spirit.
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