God’s plan: Salvation for Jew & Gentile!

Scripture:
And this is God’s plan: Both Gentiles and Jews who believe the Good News share equally in the riches inherited by God’s children. Both are part of the same body, and both enjoy the promise of blessings because they belong to Christ Jesus. – Ephesians 3:6

Observation:
Paul writes a letter to the Ephesian church and speaks to them of the great mystery that God withheld from people for eons until the appropriate time. The great mystery was that God would redeem people from all nations not just the Jews. There would be one new man in the Messiah. Jesus tore down the wall of separation between Jew and Gentile with his death and resurrection.

Application:
From the time of Abraham until the coming of Jesus, we, Gentiles, were lost and without hope in the world because we had been excluded from the Word of God. However, it had always been God’s intention of redeeming peoples from all of mankind to himself as his inheritance with Israel being the first fruits of such.

Do you realize, fellow Gentile believer, that without Jesus, we were doomed to the fate of demons? Without the Messiah, we were eternal toast, burnt toast, for worms that never die?!? We need to get down on our knees today and just humbly revere God the Father and lavish praise upon God the Son and glorify God the Spirit for their singular plan of salvation for us! God decided to give himself as a sacrifice to redeem his family from certain destruction.

Prayer:
Father, what can I say but, “You’re the greatest” and “Without you, I am lost forever”? What more can I do but bow before the King of the universe and worship you in Truth and Spirit?!? You, who are outside of time and see the end from the beginning, chose to give me a second chance at life even though I did not deserve it. The scope of your love may not be fathomable, but I can know that love and experience on an intimate, personal level. The very fact that I am alive and breathing evidences the vastness of your mercy, grace, compassion, and love for me. Help me to share the Good News of this great mystery with those that are called according to your purpose and whose names you’ve written in the Book of Life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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