Daily Devotional in Ephesians 3

Daily Nugget:
Paul learned the things he knew and taught because God revealed it to him (vs. 3). The people, in general, did not have the means to learn God’s commandments, unless it came directly from a God-appointed delivery-man. Paul was that man at the time.

As Paul learned God’s will and way, he shared it with people through his writings. His preserved writings are what gave people the knowledge God wanted them to have (vs. 4). Even to this day, the writings that God’s anointed were told to record by God, not just Paul, are still the media God has chosen to educate and inform people about the teachings of God.

An unsaved person can read and reread the words of God and still not understand their
meaning, or the mind of God until that person is born into the family of God through salvation. Once he is saved, he has a new mind (I Cor. 2:6) that can know and comprehend God’s Word. After salvation, God’s truths will no longer be a “mystery” (vs. 4) to him, and God’s message will be clear to him.

Since I have been saved, I have seen again and again that truth is proven true. I have seen the truth that the song “Amazing Grace” teaches: “I once was blind but now I see …”. Before I was saved, God’s Word was “just an old book that men from a long time wrote”. Now I see it as a book with every word of God preserved, so I can read it and live by His words.

I have seen educated, religious “scholars” nervously attempt to explain passages of Scripture, and it was clearly observed by me and them, that they did not really understand what they were reading. Ph. D.’d people have attempted to explain the creation of earth and man, and have never come up with an explanation that all in the science community can concur with or is not changed by others in their community within several years. Ridiculers of the things of God have attempted to make the history and the advice from the Bible to be false, only to have their accusations disproved and unbelieved by anyone, but themselves.

However, I have seen the same Scriptures explained by saved six and seven years old, quickly and easily. The important factor in understanding God’s Word is that one must be a child of God to understand the Word of God. Its understanding is far above what man’s natural intellect can understand. It takes a child of God’s indwelling Holy Spirit of God to put light on the Word of God.

Today’s Thought: “Open thou mine eyes …” Psalms 19:18

Today’s Reading: Ephesians 3
1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:
3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
7 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.
8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
14 ¶ For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. (KJV)

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