Reblogged from September 2020.
“To make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery [Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus], which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. His intent was that now, through the Church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known…according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Ephesians 3:6, 9–11, NIV 1984).
My Musings – God promised Abraham, that through his offspring, all nations would be blessed. What this blessing would be remained a mystery until God chose Paul to make the revelation clear. Jesus, in His Olivet Discourse proclaimed that “this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14, NIV 1984).
When Paul began his missionary journeys, I imagine he wondered how this…
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