Grace to All
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.
It is unfortunate that there is so much segregation and racism in this world. There has been great improvement to bring equality to all people by putting forth laws to treat all people of one country equally. Martin Luther King Junior sparked a movement to bring rights to black men and women. Nelson Mandela worked to abolish apartheid in South Africa. They stood out among those who wanted this separation of classes and colour.
Paul was a Jew who was bringing the Gospel of Jesus to the Gentiles. It must have been odd for Paul to go to the Jews, but he trusted that this was God’s will and went on to preach the gospel to a nation that the Jews would consider second class citizens. The Jews thought that only they were supposed to have the opportunity to have a relationship with the God of the universe. It comes down to God’s generous grace which he lavishes on all people and want them all people to be saved. The blood of Christ removed all of the barriers in having a relationship with God.