Paul and Purpose

Sometimes you’re just reading along using your Bible plan and you find yourself in a passage you think you know well and then you come across a line or two that stands out because it reflects something that you talked about recently.  This time it was the idea of living a purposeful life.  And this morning it was a section of Paul’s Ephesian letter that made the connection.  What a great “purpose statement” from Ephesians 3 (ESV):

to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God, who created all things, 10 so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. 11 This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.

It’s also cool that Paul is able to articulate this purpose in the context of God’s own greater, eternal purpose.  A nice way to end the work week, I think.

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