Eph 3:6 "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".
I don't seem to grasp just how lost I was without hope and without God in this world. When I read about people like Hagar (an Egyptian), Ruth (Moabitess), and Rahab (Cannanite) who were not Israelites and yet made decisions to become YHWH followers/believers, I can get a sense that these were strong women who were used to going against the accepted norms of their culture and break out for a better path. They stand out from the nations and the beliefs they were born into.
verse 14-21 "For this reason I kneel before the Father,...."
16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord's people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Breviary on the Beatitudes - Matthew 5:1-12, Kingdom NT When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the hillside and sat down. His disciples came to him. He took a deep breath, and began his...
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