The Spirit of Wisdom

C. Hayden
In the last couple of weeks, Central Christian has been examining Paul’s letter to the Church of Ephesus during the Sunday morning service. I must say, when a sermon follows line upon line, scripture upon scripture, concepts of the Word of God seem to be exposed even when not looking for them. This past week we looked at Ephesians 1:15-23. In verse 17-18a, Paul reveals to the Church that he is praying for them regarding one thing, “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened…” When a people come to Christ, and as a Church studies the Bible, God’s intent is that the whole congregation begin to grow in their knowledge of Himself.
His desire is for our enlightenment of His will and purpose for us. God’s ultimate purpose for is not so that we only become church members then wait until we die to go to heaven. The Lord makes it clear that He wants us to know Him, to be educated in His ways, and to become familiar with the workings in accordance with His will. Isn’t that what we want also? First Corinthians 2:9-10 says, “….What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived – the things God has prepared for those who love Him – these are the things God has revealed to us by His Spirit.” Within God’s Word are treasures that prophets and kings wished that they had seen and known, but the revelation was given to us, not them (Luke 10:24). It is amazing how willing so many dismiss and ignore the wonder of God’s Word because they are too busy with the distractions of this world!
I don’t know about you, but I do not like to be left in the dark on things, especially when something has to do with me. I want to know what God’s will and purpose is for me. You can find it! It is there! Seek God’s wisdom regarding you and your family. He will give you wisdom for the “now” as well as in the world to come. Jesus will not disappoint. God promises! “If any of you lack wisdom, you should ask God who gives generously to all without finding fault and it will be given to you.” (James 1:5).
Be blessed even more!
Pastor Chris

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