No Longer a Stranger
Read: Ephesians 1:1 through 3:21
Being a stranger in a new setting always causes a little anxiety. There are new faces and places. There are strange smells and sounds. There are new sights. The more foreign the land, the more intense these differences seem. Having a guide, someone who is familiar with the place and who can introduce us to new people, is very helpful.
Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household (Ephesians 2:19).
At one time, we were all strangers to God’s kingdom and to His promises. But in Christ, we find our way. He has “brought us near” when once we were “far off.” It is through His blood that He has brought us into the Kingdom. Because of Him we are no longer strangers and foreigners, but we are fellow citizens in God’s house.
Like a guide, Jesus is the one who has bought our passage and shown us the way. Because of Him, we can claim the status of being part of God’s household.
Prayer Suggestion: Thank God for bringing you into His Kingdom.
Quicklook: Ephesians 2:11–22
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