Holy, Holy, Holy
Remember that in the Bible, repetition equals exclamation. When Jesus sought to emphasis a particular truth in his teaching, he would say, “Verily, verily…” or “Truly, truly…” When the angels are praising God in the visions God gave to Isaiah or John, they cry “Holy, holy, holy.” Here in the opening of his letter, Paul extols these three points, three times. God chose us (v 4), he predestined us (v 5), and we having been predestined (v 11), according to the purpose of his will or the good pleasure of his will in verses 5, 9, and 11, are saved and now live forever to the praise of his glory and his glorious grace ( verses 6, 12, and 14).
I can’t write songs, but I wish someone would turn this chapter into a hymn. Maybe they already have. It is clear to me in reading that Paul is trying to lead the Ephesian church to use their theology to worship God. A biblical theology will cause us to extol and rejoice because of who God is and what he does.