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Ephesians 3:3: Mystery Made Known By Revelation

Ephesians 3:3
[3] how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. (ESV)

Do you like to read mystery novels?  Perhaps you get engrossed in a book, just dying to know who the killer was in a murder mystery.  Or maybe life itself is enough of a mystery for you.  In this wonderful book of Ephesians, Paul is revealing a wonderful mystery.  That mystery is that Jew and Gentile can lay aside their differences, and through Christ Jesus, become something brand new together. 

First of all, I love the fact that God is involved in revealing this mystery to Paul.  I think some people are under the false assumption that God cannot be known.  He is just too mysterious.  But that is not the case.  Paul is telling us that the mystery has been made known to him.  He is here to reveal to us the wonderful truth of Christ Jesus.

The fact is this, the whole Bible from Genesis to Revelation has one purpose: to reveal Christ.  No need for us to be lost in wonderment.  Mystery solved.  Christ Jesus is the Creator, Savior, and King.  Jew and Gentile alike can find hope, meaning, and forgiveness of sin.

What aspects of your faith are a mystery?  In the Word of God you will find all the answers.  God has revealed himself to us in the Bible.  Mystery solved.


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