Mysteries and Secrets 9

This post is Day 9 in a series of studies about “Mysteries and Secrets”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Mysteries and Secrets – Day 9

Ephesians 1:9

He made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ…

The Thought

In typical Paul style, this phrase is in the middle of a long sentence spanning 4 verses (7-10), but it also is a phrase which stands alone. Paul is saying that God had revealed things to him, and those he was working with, making it clear that Jesus was (is) the Messiah. For Paul, this was no longer a mystery, but he mentions the word mystery 7 times in this letter to the church in Ephesus, because he wanted them to really understand how Jesus really was God made man. Paul gave his life to that purpose, and the book of Acts as well as all his letters are evidence of his passion for the Christian truths.

In 1 Timothy 2:4, Paul writes to his student saying God our Saviour wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. That is one good reason why all of us should be sharing the truth of Jesus with everyone we meet.


Read slowly the full sentence from which this verse today is taken.

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding, made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfilment – to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ (Ephesians 1:7-10).

Ask yourself today how passionate you are about your relationship with Christ. Is He evident in all you think and say?

How many people who you know are aware that you are a believer in Jesus? Pray today for those who don’t, and ask God to help you be a good witness to them.

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