His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms.
Paul wrote this statement in a letter to the church of Ephesus, a church he started, while he was in chains in jail for his conviction. His message was one of unity. Walking in the wisdom of this message means we can see all believers as a part of a whole, a larger Church Body. Perhaps one of the great lessons in wisdom is to fix our eyes on Jesus in every circumstance declaring: “My hope and joy are secure. They are not dictated by present circumstances. They are not wasted on distractions. Hope is not based on my state but on my status as a child of the King. I find fullness of joy in His presence.”
“Through the church the manifold wisdom”… ‘manifold’ meaning many and branching out. We are many individuals who represent a whole Church Body.
You may have read the verse, “Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”. The Amplified Version states this in a way that helps us grasp this brand of fear for our God who is both approcable and forgiving: “The [reverent] fear of the LORD [that is, worshiping Him and regarding Him as truly awesome] is the beginning and the preeminent part of wisdom [its starting point and its essence], And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding and spiritual insight.” (Proverbs 9:10 AMP)
May we branch out with the mission of bringing others into the knowledge of God, into the glory of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Let us approach the throne with confidence, as we worship Him and regard Him as truly awesome!