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“So that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 3:10).

The church is to reflect the wisdom of God.  Because of sin and the world’s ways, the church often also reflects the foolishness of God’s people.  In both cases, the reality of God’s presence is made known.  It is amazing how the world tries so hard to shut down the Lord and His Gospel, but each time this is done there is a new place where the Gospel reaches out into the world.  The Gospel is real and all else is the illusion.

Lord, help me to see through the fog of this age so that I might live into the hope You have given me through the Gospel.  Whether others see it or not, that is Your business, but You have called for me to be faithful.  Teach me, Lord, what this means so that, walking in Your Spirit, I may be a witness of Your presence in the world.  Let me hold fast to the Gospel and stand firm in the truth You have revealed through Christ my Savior.

Lord Jesus, You have come to lead the way for as many as would follow You.  Let me be counted among those who are trusting in Your grace and mercy.  Guide me according to Your goodness to see the path before me and chose the way of righteousness.  Lead me, O Lord, with eyes to see, ears to hear, and a willingness to obey all that You command.  Only in You do I have eternal hope.  Amen.