This morning I met on Skype with the Moroccan pastor. We are also studying Ephesians together and also on chapter 3. I shared with him my observations on verse 1. His response floored me. He said:
“Oh yes. We see that all the time. When someone is arrested for being a Christian, the papers print it. All sorts of people wonder why they were arrested and begin asking questions about Christianity. They seek out members of the underground Church to find out more about Christianity and Christ.”It is interesting to me the different reaction to Ephesians 3:1 from Thursday to Friday. Thursday was puzzled, Friday is living the passage. Makes one yearn for persecution.