October 22


"Although I am less than the least of all God's people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ" (Ephesians 3:8, NIV).

To the apostle Paul, Jesus does not only possess unsearchable riches, He is Himself unsearchable. The untraceable wealth of divine grace and glory is concisely summed up in the living person of Jesus.

The Greek word translated, unsearchable, is also rendered "inscrutable," "untraceable," or "that which transcends human thought." The word is used twice in the New Testament, both times by Paul (see Romans 11:33; Ephesians 3:8). The vast spiritual bounties of Christ can be comprehended only in part, because "we see through a glass, darkly" (1 Corinthians 13:12). The unsearchable riches we enjoy in our unsearchable Saviour are not unsearchable because they are inaccessible or remote, but because they are superabundant. Christ's sufficiency can never be exhausted; there is always more to come. All His redeeming activities for the human race are unsearchable.

All the accumulated wealth of Fort Knox, the gold mines of the world, and the fabulous wealth of all earth's millionaires are only as a drop of water in the vast ocean of the riches of God's redeeming grace. The resources of Christ are inexhaustible! The good news is that they are fully available to all those who come to Christ in faith. Before us is an eternity to comprehend more and more of Christ's unsearchable riches. "There are unsearchable riches for us. It will take us all eternity to comprehend the riches of the glory of God and of Jesus Christ."--That I May Know Him, p. 7.

My Prayer Today: Lord, I claim anew the unsearchable riches of Christ, my Saviour. Amen.