Ephesians 3:11 According to the eternal purpose that He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, (BAB*)
The purpose of God, brought about (epoiesen) in Christ is to proclaim the good news of Christ (v.8) to all (v. 9) nations. This is accomplished through the church (assembly), v. 10.
That’s right, us! We who gather week after week for teaching, fellowship, prayer and worship (Acts 2:42, 47) of our Lord Jesus Christ. For we who gather, also scatter daily into the marketplace to proclaim good news (euagelisasthai, Eph. 3:8) – the unfathomable riches of Christ! Truly He is Lord of all. We’re good at gathering, but not so good at proclaiming when we scatter. I need to do a better job of this – being that salt and light in the world. Remember this is our purpose!
Lord, light a fire, deep down in my gut – a passion for your kingdom!
“Set a fire down in my soul
That I can’t contain and I can’t control
I want more of You God, I want more of You God!”**
In Jesus’ name – So be it!
*Author’s own translation
**from the song “Set a Fire” by Will Reagan