Our Daily Bread Devotional

Our Daily Bread 29 July 2021 Devotional

Our Daily Bread 29 July 2021 Devotional

Our Daily Bread 29 July 2021 Devotional

Our Daily Bread 29 July 2021 Devotional

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Our Daily Bread 29th July 2021 Devotional – Jesus Is Our Peace; written by Con Campbell

TOPIC: JESUS IS OUR PEACE

Bible in a Year: Psalms 49–50; Romans 1

Key Verse: “For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility.” Ephesians 2:14

Today’s Scripture: Ephesians 2:11–22

MESSAGE

In his letter to followers of Jesus in Ephesus, Paul addresses the relationship between Jews and gentiles. While this topic is mentioned in a number of Paul’s New Testament letters, Ephesians 2 deals most explicitly with the topic. He references the hostility the two groups had for each other (Vv. 14, 16) and what Christ did to eliminate it. In His death, Jesus set aside the law and made one person out of the two by giving them both the same access to the Father. What we have in common supersedes our differences.

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A monk named Telemachus lived a quiet life, but his death at the end of the fourth century changed the world. Visiting Rome from the East, Telemachus intervened in the blood sport of the gladiatorial arena. He jumped over the stadium wall and tried to stop the gladiators from killing each other. But the outraged crowd stoned the monk to death. The emperor Honorius, however, was moved by Telemachus’ act and decreed the end of the 500-year practice of gladiator games.

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When Paul calls Jesus “our peace,” he refers to the end of hostility between Jews and gentiles (Ephesians 2:14). God’s chosen people Israel were distinct from the nations and enjoyed certain privileges.

Our Daily Bread 29 July 2021 

For instance, while gentiles were allowed to worship at the Jerusalem temple, a dividing wall restricted them to the outer court—on the punishment of death. Jews regarded Gentiles as unclean, and they experienced mutual hostility. But now, because of Jesus’ death and resurrection for all, both Jew and Gentile can worship God freely through faith in Him (vv. 18–22).

There’s no dividing wall. There’s no privilege of one group over the other. Both are equal in their standing before God. Just as Telemachus brought peace to warriors through his death, so Jesus makes peace and reconciliation possible for all who believe in Him through His death and resurrection. So, if Jesus is our peace, let’s not let our differences divide us. He’s made us one by His blood. By: Con Campbell

Reflection: How do you reveal you’re at peace with all people? What issues—such as race, status, or privilege—sometimes get in the way? Why?

Prayer: Dear God of peace, You’ve made us one in Jesus. Help me to know it and live it.

Our Daily Bread Today 29 July 2021 Devotional Message. Our Daily Bread Ministries  (ODB) is a Christian organization founded by Dr Martin De Haan in 1938. It is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with over 600 employees. It produces several devotional publications, including Our Daily Bread.

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