Light of the Gentiles

This is the crazy plan that Paul is commissioned to preach and the church is supposed to teach. This is the wisdom of God in its rich variety. Now, I’m lucky to have a husband who reads the Greek. I ask him, “Hank, what is the Greek that gets translated “in its rich variety”? What is Paul saying about God’s wisdom here? The word is polypóikilos. Literally, it means “many-hued.” Literally, Paul is talking about the multicolored wisdom of God. I love it. If our churches were more multicolored, think how much closer we would be, how much more legitimate our claim to the wisdom of God in all of its rich variety!