Paul shared the truth of the gospel in such a way that people of various backgrounds would have an understanding of it so that they would know the mystery of God. That mystery is nothing less than Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. We can have the great riches of that knowledge that brings comfort, peace, love, overwhelming joy and the assurance that God cares for us in such a deep way. There is no doubt that the Lord loves us and will watch over us if we but trust in Him. How do we come to that point? By just relying on the fact of faith in God changes things.
Tuesday - Son of God - John 9:35
There are a lot of people who believe in Jesus as a so-called Savior of the world, teacher of truth about God, but do they believe in Him to realize that He is the Son of God/Man. John speaks of the man that Jesus healed of blindness and the man believed in Him to be a great prophet sent by God. But after being put out of the synagogue, Jesus came to him and asked if he "believed in the Son of Man?" The man said, "Tell who He is so that I may believe in him." Jesus said "He is the One speaking to you." and the man believed and worshipped Him. With assurance he put his trust in Jesus as the Christ.
Wednesday - Believers - John 17:6-8
Here as Jesus prays His High Priestly prayer, He describes exactly what a believer is. A believer or disciple is one who gives themselves to the Lord Jesus (surrenders their life to God). They are people who have obeyed God's Word that Jesus taught (all of it, every day). The believer has accepted the word that God has given to Christ to give to us. And they know with certainty that Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ, came from God. He is the One and Only Son of God, and we are to live like we know that by following in His footsteps.
Thursday - Spiritual Knowledge - John 7:16-17
To have the Spiritual knowledge that the teachings of Jesus are from God and are the whole truth, all we have to do is investigate and live according to the will of God for our lives and it will ultimately be identical to the teachings of Jesus that He shared with all that would listen with their ears and their hearts. Jesus said that the teachings were not something that He came up with to share but God had given Him these words to share with all who would listen, opening their minds to this truth.
Friday - Divine Hearing - 1 Peter 3:12
Whenever we need the help, strength, guidance, touch of the Lord, we need to call out to Him in prayer, conveying our faith that He can help us and that we want to live that rightful relationship with Him and we will come to the assurance that He hears our prayers and will respond to us. Peter shares that He watches those who have a relationship with Him and He listens to them. An older, wiser preacher shared in a meeting that I was attending that the very first prayer God listens to from us is that prayer that states our intent to open our lives to Him. He then comes in and heals our broken lives.
Saturday - Answers Promised - John 15:7
Jesus makes it as clear as it can be that if we live our lives in love with Him and His teachings, His words abide (take up residence) in our lives, then we can ask Him anything in the boundaries of that loving relationship and He will give it to us. Jesus loves us that much to meet the needs that we really have. We can only come to that point of knowing what we need, when we are in that loving, binding relationship with Him. It is a relationship that we live in and live by each day which brings about a oneness that we have been created to have with the Holy One.