[The Glory Unveiled]
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, according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. ( Ephesians 3:10–11 )
God had always—even before the enforcement of the new Covenant through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ—displayed His wisdom [eternal attributes and divine nature] to the world. The Bible says that even creation displays His invisible attributes so that we have no excuse or whatsoever (see Romans 1:19-20). But now, in the new covenant, God decided [purposed] to show the world what His many facetted wisdom is, through His body, the church. God in His eternal wisdom and by His divine attributes decided to do this by showcasing Himself through us. So that He has hidden in every child of His—but evidently manifested in the born again child—gifts and callings. So that every man who has been called into the family of Light may display the light of God’s glory which is an aspect of His nature. God was able to display His nature through us by giving us His nature in Christ. So that we died with Christ in baptism and so we now live a life of faith [wisdom] in Christ Jesus. Furthermore, God makes a public exhibition of this many sided wisdom to rulers and authorities in heavenly realms, so that even they will be in awe of the might of God. Having been called by the grace of God to demonstrate His wisdom, let us be diligent in doing so.
Prayer_Bead: Everlasting King, Shepherd of all souls, thank you for the grace to display your wisdom and showcase your divine nature. I pray that the world will hear your wisdom through me today.
#GNews: Unveiling the glory of God.