One of my favorite passage from this chapter is verses 7-10 -
7 So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.
8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
But the one truth and promise that jumps out to me from this passage is found in verse 18 - Now all of us can come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit because of what Christ has done for us.
I believe God desires to bring life to those who choose to obey Him and follow Him and He wants us to be unified with others as we walk this faith journey...to live in peace as we are joined with others in the faith and to celebrate our reconciliation together.
What experiences have you had that you can share where you felt alive in Christ and unified and at peace with other believers?
How does this passage of Scripture speak to you personally?