The Mystery

16 Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great:

He appeared in the flesh,
was vindicated by the Spirit,
was seen by angels,
was preached among the nations,
was believed on in the world,
was taken up in glory.

1 Timothy 3:16

The Trinity and the Gospel message is revealed in this verse. It encompasses the virgin birth, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. These are doctrinal in nature but worthy of our study for practical Christian living. Here’s what I mean.

What is this mystery Paul wrote about? Jesus Christ. How do we obtain “true godliness” as he wrote? By believing in Jesus Christ. As we begin to understand the measures that Jesus took to redeem us, we are only left with praise and awe. There are perhaps two questions we should ponder every day: why? and why me? Once we find those answers, it could revolutionize the way we think about the Gospel and His saving power.

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