Friday, July 5, 2013

The Wall Is Down

For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility.  (Eph 2:14)

Souls born of God's fountain of goodness were detained in the world.  There was a wall in their midst, a sort of fence, a partition made by the deceits of the flesh and worldly lusts.  Christ by his own mystery, his passion, and his way of life destroyed this wall.  He overcame sin and taught that it could be overcome.  He destroyed the lusts of the world and taught that they ought to be destroyed.  He took away the wall in the midst.  It was in his own flesh that he overcame the enmity.  The work is not ours; we are not called to set ourselves free.  Faith in Christ is our only salvation.

Marius Victorinus, Commentary on Ephesians

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