Have you heard or seen the saying, “No Jesus, no peace. Know Jesus, know peace.”? It is the truth. Jesus is the cornerstone of all our peace. He has conquered everything that alienated us from the Father, reconciling us to Him through the cross. Do you know what divides us? The flesh! He calls it the dividing wall of hostility, middle wall, or partition.
For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. Ephesians 2:14-16
Paul tells us that because of Jesus, gentiles are of one body with the Jewish believers. I’m sure that didn’t sit well with those people who were raised to revere ceremonial law, so he had to teach them the truth about what Jesus did for all of us. Together, we are the dwelling place for God by the Spirit.
In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. Ephesians 2:22