For the second time in this chapter, Paul references a mystery about the nature of the Trinity. It is simply astounding that God the Father is also the God of our Lord Jesus Christ (see Ephesians 1:3). Furthermore, Paul describes Him as “the Father of glory,” emphasizing for the sixth time in this short chapter the underlying purpose in everything God does—His glory.
First, Paul prays that God would give the Ephesians the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. He wrote to the Romans, “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!” (Romans 11:33). The wisdom and knowledge of God are infinite, and our joy in heaven will be to discover them throughout eternity. In this life, as in the next, there is always something new, wonderful, and precious to discover.
The wisdom and knowledge of God are also extremely valuable—more to be desired than gold! It grieves my heart that at this critical time in history, so many of us pursue worthless things, spending our time poring over social media and godless video entertainment, while so little time—or none at all—is spent searching out the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God. Our minds need to be rewired and transformed by God’s word, not numbed by the world.
Oh that our eyes would be opened to how desperately we need to be transformed by the wisdom and knowledge of God! So how will you spend your time today?