A brilliant Roman citizen, Hebrew by birth, introduced what the Bible calls the “mystery” or “secret.” It replaced Jewish religious rituals, animal sacrifices, etc. providing total pardon of our sins, paid for by Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death, a position that is yours by faith, not by works.
Earlier, to be right with God you had to be born a Jew or join Judaism as a proselyte. In today’s Age of Grace when both are born again, Jews and Gentiles have identical standing before God as members of the “Body of Christ.”
This Body has many parts. We’re not all lips or eyes. Some are unseen like the epiglottis. All are equally critical, regardless of skin color, gender, ethnicity or wokeness that divides us.
“*God put every different part in the body as He wanted it to be. There would not be a body if it were all only one part. As it is, there are many parts but one body.”
Your role is critical. Are you a femur or a foot? Ask your Maker, then step on it.
**1 Corinthians 12:18-20