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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Mysteries of Godliness

Two phrases occur several times in the scriptures. "Mysteries of God" and "Mystery of Godliness." I often use the phrase jokingly, but I think there is real confusion about the meaning of the phrase. While I'm not finished in my journey to understand it, the following represents my current understanding.

These mysteries don't constitute the body of trivia that only God knows. These truths are markers on the path of godliness. That we can become like our Father in Heaven is a mystery to the worldly. When we learn a mystery of godliness, we learn how to become godly.

Geoff J. at New Cool Thang writes, "I think God refrains from sending us angels like he did in the case of Laman and Lemuel because he doesn’t only want us to hear what he has to say, he want us to become what He is."

The mysteries won't be handed to us on a silver platter or delivered in the mouth of an angel. But they are, nevertheless, the things God wants us to know more than anything else because our exaltation is his work and glory.

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  • Sometimes the 'mysteries' are things our little Primary children understand, which the world doesn't have a clue.

    Many of the mysteries of Godliness are visible, out in the open for everyone to see. But they cannot be comprehended or understood by the carnal mind. It seems like foolish drivel. It can only be understood by the spiritual mind.

    By Blogger Reach Upward, at 8/20/2006 4:49 PM  

  • I'm just glad to see someone actually read that comment you linked to -- I liked it at the time...

    I like the direction you went with this post too. Good stuff.

    By Anonymous Geoff J, at 8/21/2006 9:39 PM  

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