"3 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles"
Paul gives himself another title. This one seeming more earth based. Where as the last seemed more heavenly given.
"—2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. "
Grace again. Again Paul talks of things mysterious being revealed to him
"4 In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ,"
Why Paul was givin this revelation, to help his brothers. So that it may be made plane to you. (Ch 2)
"5 which was not made known to people in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God’s holy apostles and prophets. 6 This 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."
Again adopted into the family. And for everyone not just the Jews.
"7 I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power."
Gift of Grace again. Not threw our power but His.
"8 Although I am less than the least of all the Lord’s people,"
Here we see Pauls utmost humility..
" this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the boundless riches of Christ, 9 and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. "
Again we see Grace being given. And why it was given to Paul and the why.and Gods authority.
"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. "
He used Christ's sacrifice , even with the pain it caused both sides, it was for His will and His glory.
"12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. 13 I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.
Threw faith. And grace. We are free. ^^
"14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."
Its hard to fully explain this but it make some solid points that iv read threw out the bible.
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Remember to pray and meditate on all things.
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A study on Ephesians part 3 (eph 3)
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