Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
At that time you were living apart from Christ, estranged from the Commonwealth of Israel, with no share by birth in the Covenants which are based on the Promises, and you had no hope and no God, in all the world.
I mean the truth that the Gentiles are joint heirs with us Jews, and that they form one body with us, and have the same interest as we have in the promise which has been made good in Christ Jesus through the Good News,
You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus;
But the Jerusalem which is above is free, and *she* is *our* mother.
We, however, are free citizens of Heaven, and we are waiting with longing expectation for the coming from Heaven of a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ,
It has a wall, massive and high, with twelve large gates, and in charge of the gates were twelve angels. And overhead, above the gates, names were inscribed which are those of the twelve tribes of the descendants of Israel.
from whom the whole family in Heaven and on earth derives its name,
Enough for the learner to be on a level with his teacher, and for the servant to be on a level with his master. If they have called the master of the house Baal-zebul, how much more will they slander his servants?
So then, as we have opportunity, let us labour for the good of all, and especially of those who belong to the household of the faith.
1 John 3:1
See what marvellous love the Father has bestowed upon us--that we should be called God's children: and that is what we are. For this reason the world does not recognize us--because it has not known Him.
I thank my God, I say, for your cooperation in spreading the Good News, from the time it first came to you even until now.