To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; – Eph 3:8-9 NKJV
To me, Paul says. Grace was given to me. Grace that led to prison, to isolation, to a life of hardships and rejection from his own. Paul considers it a gift of grace to be chosen for this dirty work, this preaching of an open invitation to the ‘least of the least’.
And he considers himself less than the least? The pharisee of pharisees. He puts himself lower than those who remained, by law, in the outer courts, the court of the Gentiles. A servant always lowers…
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