In the Adult Sunday School Manual for this week, we are exploring, THE MYSTERY OF GODLINESS. The Introduction is comprised of the following:
A. Greatness of the Mystery—God in Christ
B. Glory of the Mystery—God in Us
I sit in wonder, contemplating these two. Matthew Henry confirms the grounds for my awe related to Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 3, when he writes: An effectual working of Divine power attends the gifts of Divine grace. Consider the implications. Just as a slave or prisoner is to be given special protections and care in civil societies, prisoners of Christ are given Divine power to accompany the gift of grace. Excellence becomes therefore, no longer a question of choice, but of nature, and as such, it is a closed question.
How so? Oswald Chambers devotional for today explains: “We must not measure our spiritual capacity by education or by intellect; our capacity in spiritual things is measured by the promises of God.” And, as we already know, because 2 Corinthians 1:20 declares it:
…all the promises of God in Him are yea, and in Him Amen.
Therefore, the only question that remains is: “Is God able to fulfil His promises? Our answer depends on whether we have received the Holy Spirit.”