Pray – (1/2 minute)
Read – (3 minutes) “His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according the His eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Ephesians 3:10-11)
Passage: Matthew 5:13-16
A story is told about an old man who went out to a construction site one day. As he stood watching the work, he especially kept his eye on one particular man who was working steadily and productively. After a few hours, he went up to the worker during a break and told the man how impressed he was with this work ethic and production. The worker looked back and replied, “You mean, you’re not the company owner?” Like that worker, we tend to work harder and better when we are aware that we are being watched.
Paul told the Ephesian believers that they were being watched. He said that God was showing off the wisdom of His wonderful plan of salvation to the angels in the heavenly realms through the church. That implies we are on display before the world as well. During this pandemic with the added economic and social uncertainties, we have an opportunity to show off Jesus and the difference He makes in our lives. The angels are watching us. The world is watching us. Our Lord is watching us. We’re in this together. Let’s shine bright for Jesus!
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