The Manifold Wisdom of God, Ron Ward
THE UNSEARCHABLE RICHES OF CHRIST
Passage: Ephesians 3:7~13
1. By the gift of God's grace (7-11)
Paul regarded his mission as God's great grace in his life. He had been an enemy of God, a persecutor of the church of God, but God forgave him. Not only this, God had given him the privilege of preaching the unsearchable riches of Christ to the Gentiles. This was God's amazing grace. The Creator God wants all creatures to worship him. The church is God's instrument to make his salvation known. He saved us so that we might be stewards of his gospel, and share it with the whole world.
2. We may freely approach God (12-13)
Because Jesus died to free all mankind from bondage to sin, all people may freely and confidently approach God in prayer through Jesus. So Paul the prisoner encourages the Gentile Christians for whom he is suffering not to be discouraged, but to come to God in prayer.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for your grace given to a useless sinner. Thank you for the unsearchable riches of Christ. I now come confidently to you in prayer.
One Word: Amazing grace