by Rev Joel Yong
Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham. And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, In you shall all the nations be blessed. So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.
What comforting words.
God did not choose only those of a certain race or language to be saved.
He wanted ALL to be saved.
The way they could be saved- wasn’t through their deeds or accomplishments but by faith in God alone.
Best of all, it was not an exception made as an after-thought that allowed Gentiles to creep into the Kingdom.
It was already planned from the start when God made His promise to Abraham as seen by His choice of words above.
for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.
I believe that Jesus is enough for me.