His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold (multi-faceted)wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 3:10)
Imagine for a moment that you are in college signing up for classes. One class stands out: “The Multi-Faceted Wisdom of God.” Over the course, you learn about how wise God is and examine His wisdom from every angle like a precious jewel on display.
God actually offers just such a class. Even more amazing is that we get to not only see God’s wisdom on display, we are actually the textbook for the class.
You see the church is where God displays His wisdom not only to humans but to angels. When Paul says “rulers and authorities,” it is clear that he at least means demons, but I think he means all angels.
Can you imagine angels with mouths gaped open as they see the church? Can you hear their exuberant “WOW!”?
God, help us to see the church as this valuable in your plan and to give ourselves for her just as Jesus did to create her.