Reading: Ephesians 2:14-22
Questions for observation and application:
What did Christ do (v14)?
How did he do it (v15)?
Why did he do it (v15-16)?
What is the consequence for those who believe (v18-19)?
What metaphor is used to describe the church (v20-22)?
The key word here is “reconciliation” (v16). Because of Christ’s death, both Jews and Gentiles can be reconciled to God through faith, apart from adherence to the law. As both are reconciled to God they become reconciled to one another and the dividing wall of hostility is destroyed. They become a part of one body, one household, one building in which God dwells through the Spirit. This spiritual unity/oneness forms the basis of our personal pursuit of unity/oneness within the church (4:3).
Thank God that you have been reconciled to him through Jesus. Ask, is there anyone in the body of Christ with whom you need to be reconciled? How can you seek peace with them?
Bonus Reading: Psalm 119:113-120