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Verse of the Day (August 30, 2020)

Verse of the Day (August 30, 2020) #BMSeminary – Happy Lord’s Day! {vv. 19-20} Now therefore draws a conclusion from verses 14–18: Christian Gentiles are no longer alienated from God, but now enjoy the same intimate relationship with Him and the same spiritual blessings as do Christian Jews. Three figures express this unity and equality existing between believing Jews and Gentiles. (1) A city: This figure comes from the Greek city-state political concept whereby all inhabitants of a particular city-state were fellowcitizens enjoying the same privileges. (2) A family: Since Gentiles have been reconciled to God (v. 16) and to His people (v. 15), they are now members of the household of God, that is, children of the divine family. (3) A building: Believing Jews and Gentiles are part of the same divine structure, the church. The church’s foundation is composed of the apostles and prophets, its chief corner stone is Christ, and its superstructure is composed of Christians. Oriental architecture placed greater importance on the cornerstone than on the foundation, for it connected the walls and concentrated the weight of the building on itself, thus bonding and holding together the whole structure. [KJV Study Bible, HarperCollins]

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