Pray for Knowledge

Study Corner: Ephesians 1:15-23

Hi KC-Ink readers,

Welcome back to Study Corner, the place where we take out our Bibles, notebooks, a pen and delve into God’s Word.

In the last study corner, we looked at the first part of Ephesians 1 – God’s Purpose in Christ. This week we will look at the second half of this chapter, verses 15-23. Let’s begin…

The passage summary of verses 15-23 is, pray for insight into the knowledge of the hope, and of the inheritance, and also, of God’s great power in raising Christ from the dead, seating him at his right hand, and putting all things under his feet.

From the Apostle Paul’s example, how should we as God’s children respond to God’s purpose for us in Christ?

  1. We should pray for the Spirit of wisdom  and revelation that we may know God better (v17).
  2. We should pray for enlightenment to know the hope for which we are called (v18).
  3. We should pray to know the power of God that raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand (vv19-23).

Can you see the pattern here? We should pray to “know” (emphasis on this word made above). And we should not only pray for ourselves but for the children of God everywhere, who call on His name.

So, you’ve likely gathered from the title of this post that the principle of this passage is Pray for Knowledge, but what are we being taught here?

If you didn’t understand this from what I’ve written above, it is that we should pray for one another to know God better, and the hope to which he has called us.

And, why are we being taught this? In other words, what is the Scripture teaching us?

That this type of prayer should be a vital part of our ministration of love for one another.

An active prayer life for ourselves and others is important. Sometimes this doesn’t always happen as it should, but we are to make it a priority to pray for knowledge in all these areas. The Holy Spirit has given us these instructions that we may improve our current condition before God. May we apply this principle to our lives, so we can live a transformed life in Christ. Amen!


Ephesians 2.

Thanks for reading! If you enjoyed this short Bible study please press like, and I hope you’ll come back for Ephesians 2. Stay tuned for that post (next Thursday) and more by following this blog, and let me know what you think in the comments section below. As always, I appreciate your feedback. With that said, have a great day! I’ll see you in the next post.


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