10/17/08

Scripture Time

Ephesians 3:1-13
1For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles—
2Surely you have heard about the administration of God's grace that was given to me for you, 3that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. 4In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5which was not made known to men in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God's holy apostles and prophets. 6This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.
7I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God's grace given me through the working of his power. 8Although I am less than the least of all God's people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. 10His 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, 11according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. 12In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. 13I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.


Today I just want to include verses 8 & 9 in a different translation. Just think! Though I did nothing to deserve it, and though I am the least deserving Christian there is, I was chosen for this special joy of telling the Gentiles about the endless treasures available to them in Christ. I was chosen to explain to everyone this plan that God,the Creator of all things,had kept secret from the beginning.

Father~ Thank you for choosing us. None of us deserve it. Thank you for your many blessings. In your name Amen.

2 comments:

Sarah October 19, 2008 at 6:18 PM  

I like your site! And I didn't know yet that you were pregnant! Congratulations! I LOVE babies! And we DON'T desearve anything from the Lord, you are right! But THANK GOD He is so merciful!!! Where would we be without HIM!?

Genesa October 20, 2008 at 5:07 PM  

Thanks Sarah! I would hate to see where we would be w/out him!

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