I don’t know what comes to mind when you hear the word multifaceted or manifold. To me, multifaceted conjures up images of a boardroom and a presentation about diversifying a companies revenue streams, or a financial manager counseling his clients to develop a multifaceted retirement plan. Manifold, to me, is part of my SUVs internal combustion engine (exhaust manifold).
Let me encourage you to put
“Although I am less than the least of all the Lord’s people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the boundless riches ofEphesians 3:8-11
Christ,and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold [multifaceted] wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
The church, according to Paul, was part of God’s plan to display the glory of his various, multifaceted, manifold, multicolored, rich, beautiful wisdom. It’s the canvas on which he puts his wisdom on display for the world to see, and not just the world, but the rulers and authorities in heavenly realms. That’s crazy awesome.
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