“In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.”Ephesians 2:21-22
In the early church, some demolition was needed to form a new dwelling called “the Body of Christ.” Jews and Gentiles, males and females, slaves and free men had to tear down the dividing wall of hostility—old practices and prejudices—to create a holy temple, redeemed by Christ’s blood and filled with His Spirit. This was to be the household of God. “For [Jesus] himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility” (v. 14) through the cross.
Think about it: what walls in your life need to be broken down as the Lord starts His building project in you right now?
Bible In A Year
- Joshua 23-24
- Psalm 108
- Romans 9-10