Ephesians 1:3
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
Paul writes about bless, blessed and blessings. The Jewish people used the word bless to express both God’s kindness to us and our thanks or praise to Him.
The Hebrew word בָּרוּךְ (blessed) conveys the idea of being strengthened, of our weakness being compensated for with God’s strength. The field of meaning of its root (ברך) is “to kneel, bless, praise, salute.”
One of the nouns which derives from this root is the Hebrew word for “knee” (בֶּרֶך), which is one of the weakest parts of the body; i.e. the English idiom for fear-stricken “weak in the knees.” You can see even in English the relationship between the two words “knee” and “kneel.” In our weakness, we kneel before God and He provides His strength (lit. blessing). Thus a blessing from God is empowerment to be able to do what is not within our natural capabilities.

NIV study bible Note on this verses in Ephesians 1 speaks about how the apostle Paul in one paragraph recites a doxology of praise, an act of worship and honor to God our Father for what He has done. Paul speaks first of the blessings we have through the Father, then those that came through Jesus Christ his son and finally those through receiving Holy Spirit.

All 6 chapters of the book of Ephesians in the bible are very enlightening as well as powerful . It is one of my favorite books of the Bible. ♥☺♥
Dedicated to my friend Ann D

Painted in acrylic on paper 9×12″

Things I love: God, His Son Jesus Christ, My husband, my children,my dog, the word of God and his people. I enjoy writing about the Bible as well as reading it, painting, cooking and enjoying life. I am thankful God has smiled on me and has been gracious to me.
God sent his son so I could be saved, and forgiven. I was not worthy yet Jesus Christ died for my sins. He enabled me to receive power from on high. I am and will be eternally grateful.

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Comments

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithabout 2 years ago

    Lovely artwork,…with a wonderful words to go with it,…

  • Thanks so much, John, I appreciate that. ☺

    – Anne Gitto

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersabout 2 years ago

    This is very pretty, Anne. xx

  • Thank you so much, Lori. ♥

    – Anne Gitto

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 2 years ago

    this is lovely Anne….wishing you a wonderfully Happy New Year!

  • Thank you so much, Linda. Happy New Year to you as well. ☺

    – Anne Gitto

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 2 years ago

    Very pretty artwork, Anne!

  • Thanks Marie, I appreciate your wonderful comments.☺

    – Anne Gitto

  • Paul Gitto
    Paul Gittoabout 2 years ago

    Very cute! I wonder what the music sounds like?

  • I was wondering that myself. Thanks so much. ☺

    – Anne Gitto

  • vigor
    vigorabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you so much, Vigor. Happy New Year! ☺

    – Anne Gitto

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful artwork Anne !!! ☺♥

  • Thanks, Evita, I appreciate you wonderful encouragement. ☺♥

    – Anne Gitto

  • vigor
    vigorabout 2 years ago

    Happy New Year to you too Ann!

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersabout 2 years ago

    So beautiful..

  • Wow! Thanks a bunch! I am thrilled. ☺

    – Anne Gitto

  • aprilann
    aprilannabout 2 years ago


    Beautiful work!

  • WOW! How wonderful. I am thrilled.Thanks so much. ☺

    – Anne Gitto

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