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The Unsearchable Riches of Christ (4 of 4)
Series: The Grace of God
Ephesians 3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ
Paul was saying that God had given him the supernatural enablement based on God's favor and goodness on his life to preach the riches of Christ: The UNSEARCHABLE RICHES of CHRIST!
• that cannot be searched out, that cannot be comprehended out of, from, by, away from
• a footprint, track, footstep
• in the NT, metaph. of imitating the example of any one
• abundance of external possessions
• fulness, abundance, plenitude
• a good i.e. that with which one is enriched comes from
• to fill
• to be fulfilled, to be filled
The unsearchable riches of Christ is the incomprehensible abundance of good that God has for His people. His riches are His fullness, His abundance, It is the goodness of God that fills our hearts and fulfills our lives. These riches are unsearchable in that I can never search it out completely. Did you ever have to do a research paper. Those were probably the worst days that I ever had in school besides the days I had to write a book report about a book I didn't read! RESEARCH papers required that you spent hours and hours and days upon days in the library to gather as much information as you possibly could to write an intelligent paper about a particular topic or person or subject matter. When you found all the information you could and put it together for the paper, and made sure you had all your footnotes and appendices, and index, you were done! Not so with God. All that God is and all that God has for us is beyond us. It resides in a place that is not of this world. The great riches of Christ are unsearchable. Unsearchable in that as soon as we think we have God figured out, He eludes us. We can't follow His footsteps, we can't trac ...
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