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April Devotions
  1. No Other Gods
  2. No Idols
  3. Don't Misuse God's Name
  4. Remember the Sabbath
  5. Honor Your Father & Mother
  6. Don't Murder
  7. Don't Commit Adultery
  8. Don't Steal
  9. Don't Lie
  10. Don't Covet
  11. The Law Reveals Sin
  12. All Have Broken the Law
  13. Pray for Understanding of the Law
  14. Pray for the Power to Keep the Law
  15. The Law Requires Perfection
  16. The Law is Holy, Just, & Good
  17. Obedience of the Heart
  18. Jesus Fulfilled the Law
  19. The Law is Absolute and Ongoing
  20. No Justification by the Law
  21. The Law Brings Wrath
  22. Obedience is Love
  23. Law on Our Hearts
  24. Free from Bondage
  25. Free from the Curse
  26. Jesus Abolished the Law
  27. Believers are Dead to the Law
  28. Christians Live by the Law
  29. Love is Law
  30. The Final Word
Ephesians 2:14-15

For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace...

April 26

Jesus Abolished the Law

The context of this passage in Ephesians 2 is a contrast between Jews and Gentiles.  The Jews attained their salvation by following the laws of God, sacrifices, and circumcision.  The Gentiles had no such path to God because they did not know Him at all.

With Jesus, the barrier was removed so that the Gentiles could be saved as well.  They could not follow the law because they did not have the law.  So Jesus abolished the law, making salvation attainable for Jews and Gentiles alike.

Jesus did not make the law worthless or null and void.  There is still value in following the law today.  What He did was make it that salvation was not gained through following the law. 

Because the Gentiles can be saved through Jesus just as the Jews, there is unity in Christ.  This is the peace that Paul writes about in Ephesians 2.

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