Ephesians 1:18—”having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,”
What are the eyes of our hearts?
Heart—denotes the center of all physical and spiritual life, of understanding, the seat of intelligence, the inner most part of anything.
- “our hearts are pure as a result of being born again (and Peter says we were born again through the resurrection of Jesus! )
- our hearts are full of good treasure (Luke 6:45)
- our hearts have rivers of living water flowing from them (John 7:38-39)
- our hearts have been cleansed (Acts 15:9)
- our hearts are filled with the love of God (Romans 5:5)
- our hearts listen… we have hearing hearts (Rom 6:17)
- God’s light shines in our hearts (2 Corinthians 4:6)
- the Spirit of God’s Son dwells in our hearts (Galatians 4:6; Ephesians 3:17)
- our hearts are guarded by the peace of God (Philippians 4:7)
- our hearts have God’s laws written on them (Hebrews 8:10)
- our hearts have been sprinkled clean from an evil conscience (Hebrews 10:22)
- our hearts are continually strengthened by grace (Hebrews 13:9)
Ezekiel 36:26–27 is a prophetic promise of God giving us a NEW heart… and Jesus fulfilled that prophecy for us through His death, burial, and resurrection. The word new in this verse is chadash, meaning renewed, restored, rebuilt.” From itisfinished.blog
In Ephesians 1:19, Paul is also praying that we might see/understand His great might working in us.
Ephesians 1:19—”and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might.”
“To have the eyes of our hearts opened means that we are given wisdom and revelation pertaining to the riches of the glorious inheritance we have in Christ. (Ephesians 1:18) It means that we understand the hope and assurance of our salvation. And it means that we are able to partake in the greatness of God’s immeasurable power, by the working of His Spirit in us. (Ephesians 1:19-20)
Without the opening of our spiritual eyes, we walk in carnal blindness, unable to comprehend the good news of the Gospel and what it means for our eternal salvation.” From crosswalk.com
Lord, we thank you for the new heart You have planted in us. We trust You will open our eyes each day that we may comprehend Your great might at work in our lives.