Paul’s commission (Eph. 3:2)


You have heard

Of the commission

Of God’s grace

That was given me

For you.”

εἴ γε ἠκούσατε τὴν οἰκονομίαν τῆς χάριτος τοῦ Θεοῦ τῆς δοθείσης μοι εἰς ὑμᾶς,

Paul said, “Surely, you have heard (εἴ γε ἠκούσατε) of the commission (τὴν οἰκονομίαν) of God’s grace (τῆς χάριτος τοῦ Θεοῦ) that was given me (τῆς δοθείσης μοι) for you (εἰς ὑμᾶς).”  Paul explained that they must have heard how Paul was given God’s grace to be a missionary to the gentiles for Jesus Christ.  He was like a servant for Jesus Christ.  He was to manage the affairs of this growing gentile Christian church community.  This was his calling to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to the gentiles.  Do you have any special commission from God?