Saturday, March 11, 2017
Key Bible Verse: His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Ephesians 3:10–11, NIV)
Dig Deeper: Ephesians 3:1-13
We must pause to rejoice in the simple fact that God has made himself known. Despite our sin, and the darkness into which it has plunged us, God has not cast us off. When we broke one covenant in Adam, God initiated another, founded in his Son and sealed by his Spirit. His amazing grace ought always to surprise us. The work of the Son is revealed to us by the work of his Spirit: in creation, in Israel, in the birth, life, death, and resurrection of the Son, and in authoring the Scriptures. In our own lives it is only by the regenerating and illuminating work of the Spirit that our eyes are opened to see clearly the revelation of God in the Son.
The Bible contains an amazing panoply of images for God. Each of these was planned by God himself before he created the world. Think of the rich, thick layers of description we find in the sixty-six books authored by the Spirit over fifteen hundred years. Marvel at the genius and skill of the divine author who placed together so many intricately drawn tiles into such a rich mosaic, all so that he could make himself known to tiny, helpless creatures with sin-darkened minds.
– Garry J. Williams in His Love Endures Forever
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