And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. (1 Timothy 3:16)
Today's Morsel: If someone were to ask you how to solve a mystery, what would you tell them? Have you tried to use the same method you shared with them to find out the mystery of God for yourself? Most people have no knowledge as to who God is. They know that He exists, but to explain who He is and know Him personally, they are at a loss. Paul told the church at Corinth: "But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge..."(1 Corinthians 8:6-7). Paul received the revelation of God on the road to Damascus (Acts 9). And this is why He felt that everyone should know who Jesus was. The majority of parables that were taught by Jesus were about the Kingdom of God. They were in a sense mysteries that He wanted the people to solve. I believe He felt that if they understood and solved the parable, they would know who He was. Do you know Him? Can you explain the mystery to others?
Sing: Down from His glory, every living story, My God and Savior came, and Jesus was His name. Born in a manger, to His own a stranger. A man of sorrow, tears, and agony.
O how I love Him! How I adore Him! My breath, my sunshine, my all in all! The great Creator, became my Savior, and all God's fullness dwelleth in Him.
Thought for Today: Hidden treasures require seeking out.