Here’s something that I don’t think we usually think about as Western Christians: We are the Gentiles.
We are the ones who never had a part in God’s promises to his people or his covenant. We are the ones who were historically always outside of God’s people. We, like the Jews do not deserve God’s salvation – but we, the Gentiles didn’t even have God’s direct promise of salvation.
And yet in his mercy and grace it was always God’s plan to save us. To forgive us for our sins if we put our trust in him just as he has forgiven all the Jews who put their trust in him. Even though we entirely had no part in it, God in his awesome love decided to save us also to bring glory to himself. He made us as much part of his people and his family as the Jews who turn to him!
We truly have no room for pride or to think we were worthy.
What a glorious God we have! He saves us though it is 100% entirely undeserved. He is truly worthy of Praise!
Isaiah 49:6 – ‘he says: “It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.”‘
We’re the gentiles. The ones who rejected God, the ones he didnt choose first up, the ones without the heritage in Gods word. What grace!