"God is most glorified in you when you are most satisfied in him in the midst of loss, not prosperity." --John Piper

Friday, April 1, 2011

A few comments about Paul...

Ephesians 3:8-10

 8To 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, 9and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things, 10so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.

Just a few comments:

I love that Paul, even though he has written most of the New Testament, considers himself "the very least of all the saints." More of us need to take that position.

I love that he considers his role in God kingdom a "grace [that] was given." His role as an apostle and all of the suffering that went along with it was an unmerited favor bestowed on him by God. More of us need to take that position.

I love that Paul's goal is to make God's plan known in all he does to everyone he can. Even though he is the least of all saints, he does not consider it intimidating to bring the gospel message, the wisdom of God, to rulers and authorities. More of us need to take that position.


Gregg said...

Paul was certainly a trophy of Grace! I love to study Paul also.

Gregg Metcalf
Colossians 1:28-29

Gospel-driven Disciples

Kansas Bob said...

Whenever I read 2Cor 11 I get such an inspiring image of Paul. He was an interesting blend of humility and boldness.