Thursday, July 7, 2011


[God's] intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Ephesians 3:10-11

Manifold wisdom.

The first thing that popped into my head was the phrase "drive manifold."  I imagined this as a safe sphere that covers the moving parts of an engine.  Not exactly true, but on the right track. 

A manifold is a pipe fitting with several outlets for connecting one pipe with others; or a fitting on an internal combustion engine for directing the fuel and air mixture to several cylinders (or receiving the exhaust gases from them).  And it can describe a sphere. *whew*

I love the picture of God's wisdom being a safe sphere that covers the working gears of our life.  Of his wisdom connecting things together. 

And for as much as this wisdom makes our lives better, it's not just for our benefit.  The love story God is telling for us, is also a story he's telling with us.

What a thought.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Regina, that's an interesting verse! I'm sure I've read it many times before, but sometimes unless someone else pulls it out, I go right by a thought-provoking verse. I will have to study it, but the idea that "the church" is assisting in making God's wisdom known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms is a pretty awesome thing! Bess