Week Three, Thursday Ephesians

Week Three, Thursday

Ephesians 3:7-11

 A Bottomless Reservoir

By Pastor Paul Georgulis

I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power. Although I am less than the least of all the Lord’s people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the boundless riches of Christ, and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. 10 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, 11 according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Ephesians 3:7-11 (New International Version)

In yesterday’s passage, the Apostle Paul elaborated on the mystery of God’s will that is the unity that is available through belief in – and living for – Jesus. In today’s passage, Paul talks about sharing this mystery. He beautifully describes that he is called to preach “the boundless riches of Christ…” (verse 8). These boundless riches have been described as a reservoir so deep we can never find the bottom, out of which we can never draw too much, and of which we can never exhaust. And Paul tells us he was called to share this mystery with all people. The same is true for us. If we are persons who follow Jesus, then that means that He has changed our lives from the inside out. We who once had no hope are now filled with hope. As followers of Christ, we have been tasked with sharing this glorious hope with others by making disciples (i.e., leading others to faith) and by teaching them God’s Word (Matthew 28:19-20).

My prayer is that you would find strength in this passage today. Whatever you are facing, God’s resources are abundant and there is nothing that is too big for Him – He can handle it all. What an incredible God we serve!