Readings and Reflections for Tuesday 15 January 2019: Epiphany

Daily Office Readings

AM Psalm 5, 6; PM Psalm 10, 11
Isa. 40:25-31; Eph. 1:15-23; Mark 1:14-28 

Ephesians:

“I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power.” (Ephesians 1:17 – 19 NRSV)

St Paul prays that God gives us the spirit of wisdom and revelation as we come to know God.  We really need to ponder theses words.  We can study God all we want but until God decides to share wisdom with us we will not have it.  The same goes for revelation.  We are made aware of divine things when God shares the same.  I think the only way we can participate in this sharing is that we first believe and await God’s pleasure.  For it we choose not to believe, there is no place in us for God to put this greatness of God’s glory which contains the hope to which we have been called. We must learn to listen with the ears of our heart and see with the eyes of our heart.  I hope St Paul appreciates my explanation.

Let us hear what the Spirit is saying to and through God’s people.

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