Gentiles Are Fellow Heirs
This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the Gospel.
This is the whole reason that the Gospel is accessible to everyone. It wouldn't be Good News if it were limited only to those of a specific bloodline. No, but our God is fair and everyone gets a chance.
Suffering Is Glory
So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.
Blessed are those who are persecuted in my name, for theirs is the kingdom of righteousness.
It's true–when believers are persecuted in Christ's name, we are glorified in Christ. To be so zealous about your faith to the point of irrationality that you would elicit persecution... that is some serious devotion. That's the kind of devotion that God is looking for. And that kind of devotion is exceedingly rare.
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