πŸ‘‘ The Mystery ❓

In Eph. 3:1-3 β€œthe dispensation of the grace of God” is specifically called β€œthe mystery” (i.e., secret). It is thus designated for two reasons:

1.Β  It had been β€œkept secret since the world began, but now,” through Paul, had been β€œmade manifest” (Rom. 16:25). β€œIn other ages” it was β€œnot made known” (Eph. 3:5). Rather, β€œfrom the beginning of the world” it had been β€œhid in God” (Eph. 3:9), β€œhid from ages and from generations, but now… made manifest to His saints” (Col. 1:26).

2.Β  It was at the same time the explanation, the key, to all God’s good news, including that which had been proclaimed in ages past. It explained how it was that Abel could be declared righteous by bringing an animal sacrifice, β€œGod testifying of his gifts” (Heb. 11:4), how Noah could become β€œan heir of… righteousness” by building an ark (Heb. 11:7), how anyone could be saved under the dispensation of the Law, and how it is that we can be saved today by grace through faith alone.

Thus we have in Paul’s epistles, not only the gospel [good news] of β€œthe secret” (Eph. 3:1-3), but at the same time, β€œthe secret of the gospel” (Eph. 6:19,20).

This great secret, revealed to and through Paul, has rightly been called the capstone of divine revelation, for it concerns God’s eternal purpose in Christ. Through Paul, the chief of sinners saved by grace, God has now made this glorious secret known to us (Eph. 1:9) that we, in turn, might make it known to others (Eph. 3:9). source

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