Friday, July 01, 2016

God's Family (1 Timothy 5:1-2)

Today’s scripture: 1 Timothy 5:1-2

If you’re a follower of Christ, you’re part of a world-wide family. Anywhere you go, you can find a Bible-believing church, and immediately, you’re with brothers and sisters.

I’m blessed to speak for women’s events and retreats, and it never fails to bless my heart. Sometimes, I speak at events that are miles from my home. I’ve never been to these places, and the only contact I have is by phone and email with the heads of the planning committees. But when I arrive, I am invariably embraced by sisters I’ve never met. In an instant, I’m with family.

We are blessed to be a part of God’s family, and we should cherish and honor our relationships with our brothers and sisters. There is no place for gossip or maligning in our family. No pride. No dissension. No resentment. No jealousy.

Rather, we should genuinely love, support, and celebrate each other. Doing so delights our Father’s heart.

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