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Verses 26-27: “the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

When is a mystery not a mystery? When it’s a secret. :-)

In the movie Kung Fu Panda, the main protagonist, Po, is frustrated and disappointed when he doesn’t understand the revelation of the legendary Dragon Scroll, which only the true Dragon Warrior will understand. Not Master Shifu, not the Furious Five, no one but the Dragon Warrior can divine the secret. It’s not until his father, a noodle chef, reveals to him the secret ingredient of his famous Secret Ingredient soup. “The secret is…nothing. There is no secret ingredient.” When his father tells him that, simultaneously Po realizes that the secret of the Dragon Scroll is that there is no secret power…it was believing that you were special that made you special…in his case, it made him into the Dragon Warrior.

The translation of the word “mystery” in today’s Scripture really means “secret”. For countless years, the Jews looked to the coming of the Messiah, believing He was just for them, God’s chosen people. The secret became “revealed to His saints”. Jesus came for all: Jew and Gentile alike. He was the way, the only way, to salvation. The secret was, and still is today: Jesus is the only way; all you have to do…is believe and accept Him.

Something to think about today.

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verse 1: “Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.”

“There is a saying: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.” —Master Oogway to Po, Kung Fu Panda.

In the movie, Master Oogway made that statement to Po the panda; Po was fretting over his past and worried about tomorrow. Oogway was pointing out that he should focus on today.

The Proverbs verse above is a warning to those who think that tomorrow will always be there. James 4:13-15 says otherwise; verse 15 says it best…”Instead, you ought to say, “If the LORD wills, we shall live and also do this or that.”” We need to take care of today, of now, of what the Lord wants us to do…today! We are not promised tomorrow, thus the urgency in reaching a lost world for Jesus. It’s okay to plan for tomorrow, but don’t let plans for tomorrow interfere with action for today.

Something to think about.

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