that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,Ephesians 1:17-18 (ESV)
In Ephesians 1:17-18 Paul continues his prayer for believers by asking God to give them knowledge of the “riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.” The meaning of this is twofold:
- We are God’s beloved and valued inheritance (Malachi 3:16-17).
- God bestows upon us the inheritance of Himself and of His many promises (Matthew 25:34, John 14:1-3, and other verses).
Let Paul’s prayer shape our prayers, and let it reorient our lives to serve Him in joy and holiness.