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Identity Crisis Week 5- Day 2

Lynn Bettes Identity Crisis Devotional

“Assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you, how the mystery was made known to me by revelation.” Ephesians 3:2-3

Do you remember playing hide-and-seek as a child? Do you recall the feeling of hiding so well that your friends would get close, but somehow not find you? You’d giggle under breath as you had pulled one over on your buddies. It was a game of deception and pursuit. But the hide-and-seek game could also get rather uncomfortable when after not finding you, your friends gave up and left you in hiding.

In his letter to the Ephesians, the Apostle Paul declares that God has not left the gentile believers hiding in the dark. Instead, God has made known to them the truth of the Gospel. He has made the mystery of grace and mercy and forgiveness known through the person and work of Jesus Christ.

The gentiles are no longer outsiders. They are not left in the dark. Through faith in Jesus they have been given the same hope and promise as Jewish believers.This is great news! God doesn’t have a second-tier group in His Kingdom. Whatever your ethnic heritage, God welcomes you into His family by grace, through faith in His Son, Jesus.

Do you have this faith? You can experience the mystery Paul writes about by responding to the truth of the Gospel through the following prayer:

Heavenly Father, I desire to place my faith in Your son, Jesus. I acknowledge that He died on the cross to pay for my sin. I desire to repent of my sin, and to receive forgiveness. Help me to walk in the grace of Christ. Amen.

Ephesians 2:8-9