As Gentiles, we were not included in the division of land. We were outsiders. The good news is that those on the outside have been brought near by Christ’s death. Christ has now broken down the barriers that separate so that “outsiders” now participate in the Jubilee blessings.
Questions for Reflection:
- Are there “outsiders” today? If so, who are they?
- We often construct fences to differentiate our property from our neighbors. However, fences often become barriers that shout, “Keep Out!” What “fences” have your erected around yourself, your home or your church that would communicate “keep out” or “not welcome”?
- How can you communicate that Christ has removed the barriers?