While we will not be reciting together our weekly corporate reading, I still plan on sending them out in the hopes you will be encouraged by them. This week’s scripture passage comes from Ephesians 2:13-16.
“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.”
This passage speaks toward the goal of redemptive history, in that everything God was doing throughout the OT, all that Christ came to accomplish, was to bring near by the blood of Christ those who were far off, to break down the dividing wall of hostility between Jews and Gentiles, and to create in Himself one people of God, one Church. We who were once outside the covenant community of God have been brought into a saving relationship with Him because of the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. Glory be to God! Hope you all plan to worship with us tomorrow.