It was always God’s intention that the world be drawn back to him. He chose the lineage of Abraham to be the nation of people whose lives and blessings showed the world God Loved them and offered a plan to spend eternity with him.
Paul, the last apostle, was God’s primary emissary too the world outside of the Jewish people. In his journeys, he started churches throughout the known world. This letter was to the people in Rome–the center of the world, during his time. It was always God’s intention for Christ’s death and resurrection to change the entre world, in his way, he used one of the most rule following Jews of the time–to teach of God’s grace and love to the rest of the world.
Today, we continue that calling. We are to be God’s emissaries our world. We no longer are the strict Jewish Pharisee that Paul was, but, like Paul, we understand his grace and are truly thankful for his sacrifice. In fact, those things are the only tools we need to change our world–be available and allow to let God work.
God Bless You
4Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— 2 the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3 regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life[a] was a descendant of David, 4 and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power[b] by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. 5 Through him we received grace and apostleship to call all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from[c] faith for his name’s sake. 6 And you also are among those Gentiles who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.