that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
by: Joan Small.
I believe the proverb, “Ignorance is Bliss,” is far removed from the truth. I would reword it to read, “Ignorance is bliss…until the truth is revealed.” Paul wanted the Ephesians to know the truth of the spiritual blessings they had in Jesus Christ. He constantly prayed that God would reveal the spiritual wisdom of the knowledge of Jesus Christ, so that their hearts would be enlightened and they would come to understand and know the hope they had in Jesus Christ their Lord. When we get that understanding, we have the responsibility to use the resources given to us to live a successful Christian life.