The Unity of the Spirit

Re: Verse reading–Ephesians 2:11-22 (day six)
“For through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.” (v 18)
Paul’s vision for peace is Spiritual.  Not something that comes to nations or families or churches by our own efforts.  As people move into the Father’s presence (access) via the Spirit, they discover a deep solidarity with others who have done the same.  Peace is a marvelous byproduct of walking in the Spirit.  It is good news for a world torn by division and animosity.  Later, Paul calls this “the unity of the Spirit”.  He urges us to guard this precious gift from God. (see 4:3)  “Father make them one”, Jesus said in John 17 on the night of His arrest, “that the world may believe.”  As we walk in the Spirit, we come to know the Father.  As we come to know the Father, we experience unity.  As we live in unity, the world believes in Christ.  Spirit, anyone?  Unity?

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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