The world’s definition of unity and the practice of it is very different from that of the Bible. Christian unity is very radical, in that, it transcends beyond cultural and economical boundaries. In this passage of Ephesians, Paul directs our thoughts on why pursuing unity matters for believers and how to practice it.
What Is Love?
Our culture paints a picture of love only in terms of sexual attraction and romantic feeling. But according to the Bible, love is more than a feeling. It is primarily an action, it speaks effectively through actions. In this passage, the Apostle Paul confronts our wrong and distorted notions of love.
Crucified for Rebels
We see an innocent man, a just man being accused and despised to be crucified. Even Pilate (a pagan) couldn’t find any fault in Christ. In this passage Mark tells us how Christ went through such accusation and was subjected to injustice only to exempt the rebels and sinners like us from the ultimate judgement of God. We deserved that just punishment of God for our sins but because He loves us, Christ took the blame on Himself, so that rebels like us could be set free.