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September 16, 2022 First Presbyterian Church

The Greatest Display of Wisdom

The Greatest Display of Wisdom

so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. 

– Ephesians 3:10

 

Knowing all we do about the nature and state of the church on earth, it is nearly unthinkable that God would choose to make us the great, glorious display of His wisdom. But, that is exactly what He has done. The church, as it is being perfected, is how the whole of creation, seen and unseen, understands God.

 

God is full of love for the unlovable. He is full of mercy for the unmerciful. He is full of grace for the graceless. And he takes those unlovable, unmerciful, graceless rebels and makes them sons and daughters. And then, slowly, He molds them into the perfect, spotless bride of Christ.

 

Angels and demons alike are amazed at His work on earth in the church. Scripture says this wonder is something “into which angels long to look” (1 Peter 1:12). We are often amazed when we think of the unseen realm and the power and majesty of those creations. But know this: we are the ones who are on permanent display to the cosmos, not them to us.

 

And why are we on display? Because we are redeemed and reconciled both to God and to one another. We are the witness to God’s amazing love.