20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
To me, This is one of the most empowering verses in the whole New Testament. If you get excited when you read this verse, you must be missing something. God has placed within you somethiing supernatural, and I can only try to explain what it is. it. I split these two verses because verse 20 is so important for us to understand
The first thing we have to realize is that the “him” that is talked about here is Jesus Christ. He is the one Paul is referring to when he says He’s able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all. Jesus Christ can do more for us than we can possibly imagine with our finite minds. We put God in a box sometimes and think He can only do so much. We also seem to have a formula to get Gpd t do something i.e pray, worship, get others praying etc.But He can do so much more, and He doesn’t care about our formulas. In fact, He can do above all that we can ask or even think. You know, when I think about, that I get excited beyond measure.
21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
Christ must be the glory of the church. No one else in the church should get any glory,. That doesn’t mean we don’t say thank you to the person who sings that Sunday special we don’t say thank you Pastor for a wonderful sermon. These things bring encouragement to other people. We’re not glorifying them as we do Christ. Let’s make sure that we’re not glorifying them. Make sure that we’re not idolizing that TV preacher or that evangelist to a higher elevation than Jesus. It’s much more important that Christ be glorified in the church now and forevemore in the future