08/08 Ephesians 2:11-13
Don’t forget that you Gentiles used to be outsiders. You were called “uncircumcised heathens” by the Jews, who were proud of their circumcision, even though it affected only their bodies and not their hearts. 12 In those days you were living apart from Christ. You were excluded from citizenship among the people of Israel, and you did not know the covenant promises God had made to them. You lived in this world without God and without hope. 13 But now you have been united with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to him through the blood of Christ.
The blood shed by Jesus Christ paid the price for our sin. God made a way for us who had no way to become members of His family. It was a free gift so that no one could boast. We are new creatures in Christ. Praise the Lord our God for all of His wondrous blessings.