But anyway... enough of my complaining. Now that we've started this Ephesians study back up as of yesterday, are you ready to jump back in today?
I'm going to pretend that you answered yes. Because even if you answered no, I'm still going to keep typing.
Here's our verse for today:
"assuming, by the way, that you know God gave me the special responsibility of extending his grace to you Gentiles."
I feel like Paul is being rather sarcastic here. That phrase, "assuming, by the way,..." seems like the church in Ephesus should know this, but something about them is telling Paul that they don't. I don't know. Maybe it's just me. But in almost every version I read I get the impression of sarcasm. Read this verse in a few different versions and see if you get the same impression.
When Paul starts this verse, I can see him remembering. He's doing what we talked about yesterday. Reminding himself and the Gentiles why he's in their lives. And that it's God's grace that does all the work. But that's not what I want to focus on here. There's a specific phrase that really jumped out at me as I was reading this.
"...the special responsibility..."
Whatever it is, it is YOUR responsibility.
And if you are envying someone else's responsibility, then you are wasting your own.
What is your special responsibility? What has God purposefully gifted you for? What can you do that no one else can do just like you?
Start doing it.