Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Ephesians, Day 2 Readings

A New World, United    

Today's reading continues to describe the vision of a new world which God is creating through Jesus Christ.  Unlike the kingdoms of earth, this world will be united.  There will be no outsiders and insiders, no VIPs and others.

The first proof of this unity -- this oneness -- of Christians is in God's abolition of the division between Jews and Gentiles.  Through Jewish law, non-Jews were considered separated from God, but through Jesus, all people are near God.  And if so, then all people can become citizens of the new world God is preparing.

Read Ephesians 2:1-22  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Ephesians 2 today.