Ephesians 3:7-13

Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God’s grace, which was given me by the working of his power. To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in[b] God, who created all things, 10 so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. 11 This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him. 13 So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.

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One response to “Ephesians 3:7-13

  1. Our glory, the original glory of God that is reflected through us, is often from suffering. In our suffering, He is made great and His strengths are shown. This is not what I want to hear or experience. Comfort and security are values of my own kingdom and need to me diminished.

    I don’t have to seek out torture and pain. But when I seek His will, if it comes with difficulty and loss of my security, I need to obey rather than protect myself.

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