“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. By God’s grace and mighty power, I have been given the privilege of serving him by spreading this Good News. Though I am the least deserving of all God’s people, he graciously gave me the privilege of telling the Gentiles about the endless treasures available to them in Christ. I was chosen to explain to everyone this mysterious plan that God, the Creator of all things, had kept secret from the beginning.”
Paul goes on in his letter to plainly state God’s plan:
*Both Jewish and non-Jewish believers share equally in God’s rich inheritance, given to His children
*Both Jewish and non-Jewish believers are part of the same Body of Christ and equally enjoy God’s promises because BOTH BELONG TO CHRIST!
Paul, by God’s grace, was commissioned to take the Good News to both groups, but was especially called to the non-Jews! His job was to, tell them of the “endless treasures available to them in Christ.” Thank God, he was! Israel’s population accounts for less than .7% of the world’s total populaion, so if he had not, the other 99% + would have missed out on God’s Good News of salvation through Jesus, our Lord!
Paul’s calling was to “explain to everyone this mysterious plan that God, the Creator of all things, had kept secret from the beginning.” The Mystery Plan God had from the beginning? ““For this is how God loved the WORLD: He gave his one and only Son, so that EVERYONE who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the WORLD, but to save the WORLD through Him.” John 3:16-17
God’s plan was never for exclusion, but to reconcile EVERYONE to Himself thru Jesus!
Have you accepted God’s free gift of eternal life today? If not, why not?
Think about it!