Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
that is, how the Gentiles are fellow heirs and members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
For you are all sons of God, through faith in Christ Jesus.
But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother.
But our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;
It had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel.
from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name,
It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of his household!
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
1 John 3:1
See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God! And so we are! The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.