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Verse 6: “that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel,”

One of my favorite cartoons was the first couple of seasons of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? In one of the episodes, the gang (Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby) had to attend the reading of a will of an old Confederate colonel, Col. Beauregard Sanders. Some years back, Scooby had saved the colonel’s life when he had fallen into a pond; he repaid Scooby by remembering him in his will. Though the other heirs didn’t express any outward disdain or shock at a dog being an heir in the colonel’s will, nevertheless, the news made headlines in the local newspapers.

Imagine the news now to the brethren in Ephesus, as Paul tells them, that besides the Jews, the Gentiles were now also heirs to God’s promise in Christ! Christ died for all, that all may come to know God in a personal relationship and have eternal life by accepting Jesus. Think on that for a minute…no matter what nationality you are, no matter your background, no matter how different you are from other people…ALL of us are heirs to God’s riches through the saving power of Jesus…all you have to do is accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. If you step back and look at the big picture, it shouldn’t shock or surprise you…but to some it is as bold as a front-page headline. Remember, that fact is also called…the Good News!

Have a blessed day in Christ!

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