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Daily Devotional

Join Randy Friesen as he daily follows the Life Journal Bible reading schedule and practices Listening to the Word. Every day, engage a new highlighted passage, a short meditation, and a prayer. Subscribe here

One Body

Ecclesiastes 1-3; Psalms. 45; Ephesians 2

“For he himself is our peace…His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace, and in this 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. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.”

Ephesians 2:14-18

The “one new man” God has created is the body of Christ, the Church. All who respond to God’s covenant of peace through Jesus Christ are a part of this body. There are no “far” or “close” members of this body. The descendants of Ishmael and the descendants of Isaac are both reconciled to God through Jesus Christ and are equal inheritors of the blessings of this covenant of peace. Jesus invites us to join him in preaching this peace to those who still believe they are “far” as well as to those who believe they are “near” to a relationship with the Father. All over the world, our Father is communicating with the body of Christ through one Spirit. 

What difference should this global, eternal reality of one body and one Spirit and one Father have on how we live our lives today?

“Father God, again today, fill me with your Spirit and your love for your body, the Church, for your glory.”