Ephesians 1:17 – January 21, 2020

that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation resulting in knowledge of him. Ephesians 1:17 NABRE     

In Paul’s letter to the Ephesians we read about the gifts we receive from God, the gift of the Spirit of wisdom and revelation resulting in the knowledge of God. Paul says the eyes of our hearts will be enlightened, we will know hope, we will know glory, we will have an inheritance, and power. We receive this gift as believers of Jesus who rose from the dead, is seated at God’s right, above every power, every name in all time. Paul informs that Christ is the head of the body of the church. These gifts we receive cannot be obtained without the grace of God. God wants us to know all about him and so enlightens us to be aware of him, to have hope in him, to know glory in him and have the promises of an inheritance with power. We require education to work a skilled job, or even training from our parents to know basic life skills, but when it comes to the knowledge of God we are gifted by the Spirit. We are enlightened, given a greater knowledge and understanding of God through God’s gift of the Holy Spirit. We know because God gives us the knowledge. It means without hearing anything from others we know deep inside there is something greater, we know we are searching for this greater being, and we won’t be satisfied until we somehow hold a part of this greater being. If we want to know God we simply need to search inside, the gift of enlightening our heart is there for us to receive.

This is a part of Paul’s prayer for us. Paul wants us to know God and prays for us to receive knowledge through the Holy Spirit. Paul who seemingly has a direct connection with God, teaches how prayer can reach out to God.

How do you pray for knowledge of God? Do you trust the Holy Spirit?

Paul wants us to know God and prays for us to receive knowledge through the Holy Spirit. Paul teaches how prayer can reach out to God. Click To Tweet

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