Thoughts on the Way Home

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Musings - Ephesians 3:8


To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ

What are these "unfathomable riches of Christ" that Paul speaks of?

1) The riches of His kindness, tolerance and patience > Rom. 2:4

2) The riches of His glory > Phil. 4:19; Rom. 9:23; Eph. 3:16

3) The riches of His wisdom and knowledge > Rom. 11:33; Col. 2:3

4) The riches of His grace > Eph. 1:7; 2:7

5) The riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints > Eph. 1:18

6) The riches of His indwelling presence > Col. 1:27

In sum, our Savior is rich beyond calculation, and delights to bestow His riches upon His people (John 14:14). We so often live as Spiritual paupers, not because of His stinginess, but because of our lack of "asking, seeking and knocking." The resources to meet any need we have are treasured up in Him. Let us come boldly to His throne of grace, to receive the riches He waits to give us there (Heb. 4:14-16).