This is a follow-up to the message that we had on Easter Sunday that highlighted the Grace of God that has come to us – undeserving sinners as we are, and the state in which we were, as described in Ephesians 2:1-3. Beginning last Sunday (18 April 2021), we started considering the purpose of God's grace extended to us. We have already noted so far from the beginning of Ephesians 2 that Paul is making it abundantly clear that only in a Sovereign intervention (only God acting in ways far beyond our understanding and comprehension, coming to our rescue in a way that He Himself had purposed before the foundation of the world) can we see and experience our salvation through The Lord Jesus Christ.
In Eph 2:7-10, Paul proceeds on to show us that this new life that we have in Christ is for a purpose. He highlights 3 purpose clauses that answer the question "why has God lavished His grace upon us in such a way?":
1. "... so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus" (Eph 2:7)
2. "... so that no one may boast" (Eph 2:9)
3. "... that we should walk in them" (Eph 2:10)
Having considered the first purpose clause last week, we now consider the second purpose clause, and its implications for us.