The Wisdom of God
A Sermon on Ephesians 3:10
so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. (ESV)
What is the greatest manifestation of the wisdom of God? Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones here in Ephesians 3:10 points us to the church. The church, that is Christianity and the salvation that it proclaims, is the greatest manifestation of God’s wisdom ever witnessed or to be witnessed. Even the angels in Heaven see it and are amazed. It is this manifestation of God’s wisdom that Dr. Lloyd-Jones discusses first in a series of three propositions from this text. His second proposition is that the Church is the median through which the variegated wisdom of God shines like light through a prism into its many beautiful colors. From these two propositions Dr. Lloyd-Jones dives deeper and gives two conclusions to be considered. First, consider that the Church was a part of God’s plan for His creation from the very beginning, not an afterthought as some believe. Second, consider that the church is not temporary as some have suggested, but is the final expression of God’s people on earth. Dr. Lloyd-Jones third and final proposition from this text is the consideration of how God has shown His wisdom throughout history. Dr. Lloyd-Jones encourages believers to meditate on and consider God’s wisdom through the ages, in the Bible and in all of history, and most importantly to consider the greatest manifestation of His wisdom, salvation through Christ.