These passages have two parallel themes. 1. God really wanted to save the gentiles. It was always part of the plan. 2. God did this so that by the work of the Holy Spirit we can “filled up” with Christ. Its not just simply a Missional life, a pious life or a generous life, no, its the living out of the inward Christ. We weren’t saved to follow rules or accomplish tasks, we are saved to live out the inward Christ.