Ever wonder why you have limited peace?
Do the storms of life knock you about?
“For 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, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.” – Ephesians 2:14-17
If your peace is on anything other than Him it is a band aid on a gushing artery destined to fail and cause pain every second as you try to make it work. I know as I tried to make the law my band aid and money and sex.
In Him and only in Him “the law with its commands and regulations” has been set aside. Good thing too as that NEVER made anyone holy.
The law created hostility between you and God and me and God and me and you. He came to change that!!
He brought “RECONCILIATION” and in so doing brought peace to everyone who will believe!
Lets look at some lessons here:
1) Jesus is our peace! Only Jesus- not our doing!
2) Jesus set aside the law! The law only has jurisdiction to those under it!
3) Jesus can RECONCILE or put back together you with God!
4) It doesnt matter if you are “far away” or “near” He came to preach Peace to you!