We will be looking at the mystery God revealed to Paul and what it meant for the new Gentile believers as well as what it means for us.
2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. 4 In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5 which was not made known to people in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God’s holy apostles and prophets. 6 This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.
Paul wanted to make sure the people understood that it was the Lord who was equipping him to teach them. The mystery Paul is referring to came to him by revelation from the Lord at this particular time for this group of people. Paul then went on to discuss exactly what this mystery was. It was God’s plan to bring the Jews and Gentiles into unity through the gospel. This unity also brought equality in the inheritance of Christ.
We, as believers today, are part of this unity and inheritance. We have been blessed to become part of God’s family and be coheirs with Christ. The covenant God had with the Jewish people was now available to Gentiles who put their faith in Christ and is available to us today.
This passage reminds me of the need to share my faith with others. I have such security knowing I will spend eternity with the Lord and want others to have that same sense of security. In addition, I want others to experience a relationship with Christ while they are here on earth. Who in your life doesn’t have that sense of security? Who does the Lord want you to share your faith with today? I pray you allow the Holy Spirit to lead you to at least one person you can share your faith with this weekend.