In yesterdays blog I closed with this statement, "Although it's okay to appeal to mystery in some cases, the Bible makes so many of these mysteries plain to us." The greatest of these mysteries is, of course, Jesus Christ; and Paul was used by God to help reveal it. In Ephesians chapter 3 verse 9 Paul writes of "the administration of the mystery." If we go back to chapter 1, Paul unambiguously reveals what that administration was, "the summing-up of all things in Christ." Thus God's mystery, now revealed, is that He brought all things to completion in and through His Son! This same revelation of mystery takes place concerning the three ideas found in Ephesians 1:17-18. A spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of God identified as 1. the hope of our calling, 2. the glorious riches of the inheritance in the saints and 3. the surpassing power of God toward those who believe are all revealed by the Apostle Paul throughout the book of Ephesians and the rest of the New Testament. So in conclusion, even if at times we don't feel we've been given a spirit of wisdom and revelation one way for us to glean from that spirit is to read what God has already inspired to His holy apostles. Action step: read through the entire letter to the Ephesians looking for God's revelation concerning Ephesians 1:17-18. In other words, what does Paul go on to say that give us clues as to what verses 17 and 18 mean?