A little late today, I’ve been really busy and I’m pretty beat up, worked a long day and then came home to work on an RV. So just a short passage today.
Ephesians 2:11-14, focus on 14
 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us ;
Starting off we see that God is our Peace, if you are a Christian, you know exactly what this means, and it’s almost impossible to describe. He is our peace, our refuge from this world, the word here is εἰρήνη, which means “a state of tranquility, exempt from rage, havoc, and and war”. God protects us from all the things that will destroy us, not to say that we don’t face trials, because God does allow those in order to teach us and help us grow.
Next we see that God has made us one. Who is this “us both” referred to here? I’m going to borrow an idea from a friend of mine who mentioned to me that it’s important to note the unity of gentiles and God’s people (v11), Jews and gentiles alike are made one in the body of Christ. As we see here, God has broken down the wall between us, μεσότοιχον “a partition wall, divider”, He removes everything that would stop us from joining together and gives us purpose as a part of His body. Of course we can still have our own issues which will separate us, such as the pride of the Jews in many passages, causing them to reject gentile believers.
Application: Let no petty thing, such as pride, come between you and the rest of the body of Christ.
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed this.
Love you all.
J. D. Sonnenberg