Med#10: TTPOHG: this is what we are.
Ephesians 1:12 ..to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be To The Praise Of His Glory (TTPOHG).
This JPP (Jesus Prepositional Phrase) is pretty straightforward: ‘hope in Christ.’ A prepositional phrase functioning as an adverb modifying the verb ‘hope’. It is necessary, I think, to pause over the phrase ‘to the praise of His glory’, which is repeated 3 times in the chapter: v6, v12, and v14. It seems obvious that we are given over and over in Scripture the mandate to ‘praise ye the Lord’; but how often do we see ourselves as praise?
How are we praise?
What are the implications of such a role?
Is it wise for God to make us feel so special?