Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tuesday - April 8- tiffany

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Joshua 7-8, Psalm 70, John 2
Today's scripture focus is Ephesians 2:11-18

Jew and Gentile Reconciled Through Christ

11 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands) 12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16 and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

There is one overriding message I hear when I read this - Jesus came for us all. He gives us all peace, He stands in front of God the Father for us all, no matter who we are.

For tonight (today) I'm going to let that one simple message comfort me.

Tomorrow's scripture focus: Ephesians 2;19-22
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Joshua 9-10, Psalm 71, John 3

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