God: clothed us with honor…
Colossians 1:27-28 (KJV) “To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus”.
Being a believer of Jesus Christ is an esteemed privilege and position we hold which we ought not to take for granted, “Christ in us, the hope of glory”. If you contrast and compare where you are now in life to where you were before you made a decision to give your life to God, there must be some positive aspects which others who you walked with before can look at and want with all their hearts.
The entering into relationship with Jesus brings about a revelation that is not readily available to the world in general and that my friend is grace beyond measure. It ought to ooze out of your pores and be in the atmosphere which you inhabit, causing others to reflect on what they are missing out.
The reading today enters a little into the prayers Paul was making for the Colossians and he touches briefly on the richness inhabited within the body of Christ and which was being spread abroad to the Gentiles even as he spoke; it is not a mystery to be held captive by believers only, but was to be explicated to the world in general: those who will, to have and hold the mystery of Christ.
But the responsibility not only went to disclosing the mystery, but when it was revealed to teach, caution, warn men in wisdom so that they can turn from what they knew previously and receive the gift with all acceptance of grace.
Beloved if this grace has fallen unto you, be glad in the Lord and hold fast to that which you are blessed to be a part of.
Trivia: Whose hand did God declare that He will break?