Wednesday, October 12, 2011

God's Wisdom

Ephesians 3:10-13

God works His plan out in mysterious ways.  In fact, this week we've read how Paul explains the mystery of how God opens His plan for salvation for everyone - Jews and Gentiles.  I will admit that there are times that I cannot understand why certain things happen but I have to trust that God is in control.  With that said, there are things that we can understand because God has revealed them to us in scripture.  Today, I want to look at the fact that we are not the only ones that see the incredible wisdom of God's plan.  Please read Ephesians 3:10-13.

In these verses, we are told that God uses the church to display His wisdom to the "unseen authorities in the heavenly places."  What is the church?  Colossians 1:18 says, "Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body."  Ephesians 1:23 says, "And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself."  So we learn that the church is the body of Christ.  We have also learned about the unity we have as Jews and Gentiles in Christ as one body, one church.  Ephesians 2:16 says, "Together as one body, Christ reconciled both groups to God by means of his death on the cross, and our hostility toward each other was put to death."  In Ephesians 3:10 we read that God's purpose in doing this is to display His wisdom.

We also read that as a result, we can approach the throne of God with confidence because of Christ and our faith in Him.  From one point of view, this may not seem wise because in the past God only had the high priest approach Him in the Holy of Holies.  Now, God has so many more people approaching His throne which seems like it would be chaotic.  But, from a Godly view, it is so wise!  Our Loving Father is One who wants to be approached.  God wants us to come to Him with everything; it is part of the intimacy we have with God.  He wants to be our everything, which is possible through the unity we have in Christ as a church.  The fact that we can come to Him makes it possible for us to rely on Him for everything.  Remember, He is our inheritance - our portion (Ephesians 1).

Do you trust God's wisdom?

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