02/06/20 Unity in Him

READING: Exodus 10-12, Ephesians 2

I’m amazed by the unity of the Body of Christ. Sure, we squabble at times and don’t always live in harmony—but that’s not because God hasn’t worked miracles to make us one. Somehow, He takes people from different backgrounds, different cultures, different economic levels, different educational histories, and different life circumstances and makes us genuinely brothers and sisters in Christ. I don’t understand how it happens, but we believers can travel the world, meet other believers for the first time, and love them as part of our family. It’s a heart connection that we can attribute only to God and His transforming grace.

Paul spoke of God’s such work in Ephesians 2. Writing about God’s grace toward both Jews and Gentiles alike, the apostle reminded his readers, “For he [Jesus] is our peace, who made both groups one and tore down the dividing wall of hostility . . . . So then you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with the saints, and members of God’s household” (Eph 2:14, 19). God’s Spirit lives in His children, and He knits us together under that power. Through Jesus’ blood, He has broken down the walls that divide us.

What does that truth mean for me today? In my heart must be no remaining room for arrogance, prejudice, bitterness, or anger. The gospel witness is at stake if I choose to let division enter my heart and life.

PRAYER: “Lord, show me any place where I still have relationship walls that need to be torn down. Make me open to confession and change.”

TOMORROW’S READING: Exodus 13-15, Psalm 114, Ephesians 3














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