One New Humanity

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humanityFor he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 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. Ephesians 2:14-15

Gentiles were without God and without hope in the world. God was working to restore all mankind to Himself through a promise given to Abraham. That’s why Jesus could say “salvation is of (from) the Jews”. God’s plan was inclusion and following His resurrection, we see the gospel bringing both Jew and Gentile into a real and personal relationship with God as forgiven sinners. One pastor put it this way… “Jesus didn’t die to make bad people good, but rather to make dead people alive”. We all were once dead in our trespasses. Now we are alive and have peace with God.

As a Gentile (non-Jew), have I fully appreciated what God has done to include me in His plan of salvation? Yes! I am grateful to be included. I love Jesus with all my heart. And I am new, different, and alive.

God, what a peace that exists between us and with all believers who by faith put their trust in Jesus Christ. I praise You that the trespasses against the law that I have made, will not be accounted against me, but rather against Jesus as Your wrath was poured out on the cross. I love that we have made peace together.

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