Thursday, May 30, 2013

Daily Gospel Devotional 2013: They all matter

Matthew 18:10-14…

God will go the distance to protect His children. If they are lost He finds them. If they are scattered, He will gather them. The Father will not allow the sheep to be mistreated forever.  Jesus reminds us that they are always heard about in God’s throne room (Hebrews 1:14). Though they suffer for a little while on earth, this should not give persecutors of the Gospel any comfort.  God will rescue His people. If we love God we will love God’s people, and we should not look down on our supposedly lesser brothers and sisters.

As Christians we know we can say good things about God. Therefore we can say good things about our brothers and sisters in Christ, all of them (Romans 12:5 / 1 Corinthians 6:17). Why? Because the most important thing in the universe is God, and the most important thing about you or me or anyone who is a Christian is the same for all of us, the greatest thing about anyone is the greatest thing anyone could have and can have. We have Jesus, God’s Son, resident with us in the power of the Holy Spirit. We have been rescued, ransomed with the most precious thing in the universe (1 Peter 1:18-19).  

The Christians who are sick, poor, aged, physically and mentally weak share the same inheritance as those who are healthy, wealthy, strong, productive and capable (1 Peter 1:3-9).  Christians are to imitate their Father in heaven by being merciful and kind to those who need help. We are to be joyous helpers as God rescues all His sheep.

“Living For Today With An Eye For Tomorrow”©

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