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Approaching God

Today I’m going to be doing my post on Ephesians 3:12 which says,

“In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.”

Paul is speaking to the Gentiles, and encouraging them not to be dismayed because he was being held captive for them. He tells them that God does have a purpose for his captivation, and that God’s intent was to spread the message of the Gospel to the rulers and authorities. Paul is comforting them that his captivation for them does have a purpose, and he is telling them not to be discouraged by it.

The Gentiles were probably used to being shunned by the priests and religious authorities of that time, because only the Jews were allowed to worship God. However, Paul is saying here that even Gentiles should be allowed to “approach God with freedom and confidence”. Paul is saying that because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, even the “Gentile dogs” were allowed to worship God. What a big difference the Gospel has made! Now those who were rejected by God are accepted into His fold. God welcomes all who are hurting, or who think they’re worth nothing. Are you one of those people? If so, then just know that God, the Almighty Creator of the world, loves you. He loves you so much that He sent His own Son to die for all your wrong.

“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.” (1 John 4:9).

God gave His only son that we might be accepted into the Kingdom of God. Now all those who were rejected by the law are accepted by Christ. Because of God’s great love for us, we can now approach God with freedom and confidence. We don’t have to be afraid anymore, for we know that Jesus has taken the punishment for our sin. Now God looks upon us and sees the righteousness of His son, instead of our sin.

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