God’s Hidden Plan: Welcoming Everyone into His Family

In Paul’s letters, he talks about a hidden plan, something special God revealed. This special plan is about including everyone in God’s family, not just certain people. In Ephesians 3:3-6, “How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:” Paul tells us that God showed him this mystery. It’s about how non-Jewish people, called Gentiles, can share in God’s promises just like the Jewish people.

This mystery is about making everyone equal in God’s eyes. In Galatians 3:27-28, Paul says, “For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”

This means that when people believe in Jesus, they become part of God’s family. It doesn’t matter where they’re from, what they do, or even if they’re a man or a woman. Everyone becomes equal and united in Christ.

Paul’s big idea is that God’s love and promises are for everyone. This mystery shows us that God doesn’t have favorites. He wants everyone to be together, like a big family, because of their faith in Jesus. This teaches us to treat everyone equally and with love, just like God does.