Monday, October 27, 2008
Wow, pretty packed book for only 6 chapters. What stood out to me the most was how Paul kept using the word "mystery" to explain the gospel. He even asked for prayer toward the end of chapter 6, and he asked for prayer that he would, "fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel." I know that many people are scared when people start using words like "mystery" and "the gospel" in the same sentence. Paul uses the word mystery 7 times in Ephesians alone. I think it is safe to say that the gospel is a mystery and as we strive to grow closer to Christ He unveils more of the mystery. At least that is how I understand the mystery now.