Prince of Peace

Re: Verse reading – Ephesians 2:11-22 (day one) 
“For He Himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility.”  (v 14)  Paul is detailing what God has done for us in Christ (chose us in Him–v 1:4, redeemed us–v 1:7, sealed us with the Holy Spirit–v 1:14, made us alive, raised and seated us with Christ in heavenly places–v 1:5).  He turns eventually to PEACE.  In Christ, Gentiles and Jews, who formerly hated each other, were standing together in unity.  It was an undeniable miracle,  one that spoke volumes in a divided, prejudiced ancient world.  Still true today.  When Jesus is Lord (and only when He is Lord), He breaks down barriers that divide people from each other.  Isaiah saw it.  “He shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, PRINCE OF PEACE.”Isaiah 9:6.  And our Prince has instructions for us.  “If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.”Romans 12:18.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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