BT Daily: The Mystery of Christianity

BT Daily: The Mystery of Christianity


[Steve Myers] Everybody loves a good mystery. You probably heard that saying. I was reading a book the other day and it
had all kinds of twists and turns, you weren’t quite sure where it was going to go. And the author did such a great job of hiding
things so you didn’t know what to expect next. I don’t know if you realize God’s way is like
that, in a sense. There’s a section of scripture in 1 Corinthians
chapter two, that describes this very thing. In verse seven, the apostle Paul writes this,
“We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before
the ages for our glory.” And that mystery is the Greek word, mystírion,
that’s the base word for mystery. And you can get the feel for what that word
really means as he goes on. He says, “None of the rulers of this age knew
for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.” Then it goes on, “But it is written, eye has
not seen, nor ear heard, nor entered into the heart of man the things which God has
prepared for those who love him.” And so this mystery, this mystírion that
Paul is talking about points to the plan of God. Really, the Bible itself is a mystery in the
sense that the Greeks used that word. It’s a mystery, something that’s hidden, something
that can be a secret, but something special that needs to be revealed in order to understand. And that’s exactly what Paul is talking about. You might think, well, if we stopped right
there, well, nobody can understand it. It’s just an absolutely hidden secret. But that is not the case. It says in verse 10, “God has revealed them
to us through His Spirit, for the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.” So this mystery of the wisdom of God, the
mystery of his plan is something that God has to reveal. God has to show us. And He does demonstrate that through His Spirit. So, if you’re beginning to understand the
Bible, God’s working with you. He’s working through his Spirit, search out
his word. God promises to reveal and help us to understand
His way as He calls us and draws us close to Him. So, think about God’s calling in that way. God has opened your mind to his truth. Dig deeper, search deeper by the power of
God’s Spirit, and that secret can be revealed to you. That’s BT Daily, see you next time.

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