The New Testament
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Ephesians 1:5

5 1aPredestinating us unto 2bsonship 3through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the 4cgood pleasure of His dwill,


54 This reveals that God has a will, in which is His good pleasure. God predestinated us to be His sons according to His pleasure, according to His heart's delight. Unlike the book of Romans, the book of Ephesians does not speak from the standpoint of man's sinful condition; rather, it speaks from the standpoint of the good pleasure of God's heart. Hence, Ephesians is deeper and higher.