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4th June 2023

Walls


He Himself is our peace, who has made both one,

and has broken down the middle wall of separation.

Ephesians 2:14


On November 9, 1989, an announcement over East German TV and radio informed people that they were free to travel to West Germany. A day later, East German bulldozers began to dismantle the Berlin Wall that for 28 years had divided East and West Germany.


Jesus Christ “has broken down the middle wall of separation” between Jew and Gentile (Eph 2:14). But there was an even more impenetrable barrier that separated man from God. The death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus, made the reconciliation between man and man and between man and God possible (v16).


All believers are now “members of the household of God” (v19). Together, we are to grow into “a holy temple in the Lord” (v 21) with God’s Holy Spirit living among and within us (v 22).


But sadly, Christians often re-erect walls between one another. That is why Paul urges us to “walk worthy of the calling . . . , bearing with one another in love, endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (4:1-3). Rather than building walls, let us work to dismantle what separates us. Let the world see that we are indeed of the same household.

Bible Reading

Ephesians 2:11-22 & 4:1-3.

Prayer

My Father in Heaven, Your Word teaches that the believers are blessed, when we dwell together in unity. Help me to live in peace with my fellow Christians. In Jesus name. Amen.










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