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. And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.
This is a complete statement of our salvation, all in 119 words in this translation (ESV). Lets count: 1-brought near to Christ, 2-He is our peace, 3-We are one in Him, 4-The end of hostility, 6-abolished the Law as an ordinance, 7-brought us into a place of peace, 8-reconciled us to God, 9-made us one body, 10-brought peace to all, 11-provided the Spirit to give us access to the Father.
Completion from a dividing wall of hostility to open access to the LORD, God, the Almighty. All from the One whose birth we remembered a few days ago and whose resurrection we will celebrate on April 21, 2019
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 30
Evening: Psalm 105
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