Monday, November 16, 2020

Living As The Family Of God

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Ephesians 3:14-15 (KJV) For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named.

Rose lost her parents at the age of seven, this made life really hard for her. She lived with a couple who were members of her parent's Church, but they turned her to their house help. They did not send her to school, beat her up for every and any mistake, used curse words on her, and threatened her to never complain to anyone. When a neighbor confronted them, their response was "we can't kill ourselves for another person's child".

This couple mistreated Rose because they did not understand that they belong in the same family. They did not know that they and Rose are God's children and because they are older, their Father (God) wanted them to take care of Rose (who is their younger sister) for Him.

When God wanted an earthly family, He sent Jesus Christ, and by believing in Him, we became His brethren. “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren" Romans 8:29 (KJV).

Now that you are a member of God's family, it is required of you to grow this family. You will do this by bringing new people into the family and/or caring for other members of this great family. Jesus says: “by this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another" John 13:35 (KJV).

If you have been treating God's children badly because they are not members of your biological family, denomination, or not within your circle, know that you have not been treating God well.

Go into today knowing that if they are children of God, they are your brothers and sisters and God expects you to treat them well for His sake.

Prayer: Dear Lord, please help me love and relate with your children like I would want to be loved. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
—Dr. Emmanuel James

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