“Let me be clear.””
This phrase is used to draw attention to emphatic statements.
When Paul asked the Colossians to pray for open doors to declare the mystery of Christ (4:3), he made an additional request that his words be clear. Clear is sometimes translated manifest. It means to make known, to reveal what was hidden, to make clear.
Jesus Christ, the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to His saints, the mystery of Christ in you, the hope of glory, is that for which Paul labored with all his energy (Col. 1:26-28). He did not want any confusion or complication when he articulated this Gospel.
The mystery of Christ was made known through the gospel. But for 3.2 billion people on the planet who have never heard the name of Jesus, it is still a mystery. We are called to go proclaim and explain this mystery.
This week, let’s pray:
Heavenly Father, thank you for revealing the mystery of Jesus Christ. Thank you that he is the savior. As I proclaim and explain this mystery, let me be clear with my words.
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