02 October: Demystifying the Mystery

Life’s a real mystery at times – especially when it doesn’t at all turn out as one would want! Demystifying the mystery is a life-long journey that often requires a truck load of Faith…

READ 1 CORINTHIANS 2  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.


When our son passed away, suddenly, unexpectedly, and without a medical reason why, I couldn’t imagine at all how anything good could come from it.[a] I could see how many people, after being left mystified by the experience of some of the most horrific events, wholeheartedly believe the saying: “Life is sh*t and then you die.”

Today’s chapter, on the other hand (from a 1st Century letter written to people living in the Roman post city of Corinth), tells me a different story. Attempting to speak wisdom to those who are mature, the Creator God has declared His wisdom into the confusion and chaos of events that this world produces. [v6] A mystery, hidden since the creation of the world, and that God destined for our glory before time began, has finally been revealed. [v7] None of the rulers of this age have understood it. [v8] So here’s the Good News: When life’s turned upside-down and our hearts are turned inside-out, Father God has sent His Holy Spirit in order to help us demystify the mystery. [v10] In the face of life’s mysteries, I’m not afraid because I’ll never walk alone…

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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Finding it hard to connect with the Revealer of Mysteries[b]? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[c]


   1.   Praise: “Our Father in Heaven, how great is Your name! Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven…”

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, His holy mountain. [Psalm 48:1]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World:  God’s mystery revealed to people in Peru[d]
  • Your Nation: Work of Gospel literature in your country
  • Yourself:  Your spiritual growth
  • Your concerns for today
Jesus said: “Until now you’ve not asked for anything in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full.” [John 16:24]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us…”

If I return to You, Father God, restore me so that before You I’ll stand. If I choose to extract the precious from the worthless, I’ll become Your spokesperson. Help me, for my part, turn to You and not to ways of others. [Jeremiah 15:19]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one…”

Thank-you Lord for the wisdom of Your Word every day, that “…a wise man is cautious and turns away from evil”. Help me not be a fool who is arrogant and careless. [Proverbs 14:16]

“ For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory for ever and ever. Amen”

 When questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, Jesus spoke what was previously written in God’s Word.[e] So, the final section on this page is about memorizing the script through 10 topics. Following these will help you learn 52 portions from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = A Good Caretaker

Jesus said: “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” [Matthew 6:33]

[a] Romans 8:28

[b] Daniel 2:47

[c] Matthew 6:5-15

[d] http://www.operationworld.org/country/peru/owtext.html

[e] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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