For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles—
For the benefit (NLT) of the Gentiles … for the sake of the Gentiles. Meaning. .. Paul laid down his life…and G-d said this is what I have called you to. I have called you to teach and lead the Gentiles to Myself.
God so loved the world …. (John 3:16) … all of us! Not just Israel .. but every person in the world! G-d sent His Son … His Only Son .. to us. Paul was also sent for all the world.
What is YOUR purpose. When you gave your life to Jesus, what did He say He wanted to use you for? What are you bound to Christ for… is it for your family, or a specific purpose…maybe He’s placed a heart for counseling the parents of stillborns, in you. Or for different people groups ..
He probably wants you (along with everyone else) to be listening to Him and being obedient in each and every task that is set before you … in your job, as a parent, as a daughter or a son … as a citizen of the world. Always putting Him first, and loving others as yourself. … As in Mark 12:29
29Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The LORD our God is the one and only LORD. 30And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’g 31The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’h No other commandment is greater than these.”