Ephesians 1:8-18

8 He poured out his kindness by giving us every kind of wisdom and insight
9 when he revealed the mystery of his plan to us. He had decided to do this through Christ.
10 He planned to bring all of history to its goal in Christ. Then Christ would be the head of everything in heaven and on earth.
11 God also decided ahead of time to choose us through Christ according to his plan, which makes everything work the way he intends.
12 He planned all of this so that we who had already focused our hope on Christ would praise him and give him glory.
13 You heard and believed the message of truth, the Good News that he has saved you. In him you were sealed with the Holy Spirit whom he promised.
14 This Holy Spirit is the guarantee that we will receive our inheritance. We have this guarantee until we are set free to belong to him. God receives praise and glory for this.
15 I, too, have heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all of God's people. For this reason
16 I never stop thanking God for you. I always remember you in my prayers.
17 I pray that the glorious Father, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, would give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know Christ better.
18 Then you will have deeper insight. You will know the confidence that he calls you to have and the glorious wealth that God's people will inherit.