In him (en autwi). Repeats the idea of en twi Cristwi of verse Colossians 10 . We were made a heritage (eklhrwqhmen). First aorist passive of klhrow, an old word, to assign by lot (klhro), to make a klhro or heritage. So in LXX and papyri. Only time in N.T., though prosklhrow once also ( Acts 17:4 ). Purpose (proqesin). Common substantive from protiqhmi, a setting before as in Acts 11:23 ; Acts 27:13 .