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These Questions.

“Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him in love.” –Ephesians 1:4 LEB
     This verse. There was a time I asked what it meant that God chose me before the foundation of the world? Or how I’m to be holy and blameless before Him in love? Some translations stop verse four at ‘Him’, and attribute ‘in love’ to verse five, which kind of confused me for a bit. I appreciate the literal word-for-word translation of the Lexham English Bible, which can also be seen in the Christian Standard Bible. The CSB translates it as: “…to be holy and blameless in love before Him.”
     The first thing God stripped from me while meditating on this verse is that I cannot ascribe what I think to God, as if I understand His ways. The notion that my tiny peon brain is even capable of considering God’s majesty or motivations outside of what He has revealed through His Word is hubris (Isaiah 55:8-9). And even if I don’t exactly understand wh…