TUESDAY 23RD FEB.,2016
TOPIC: TAKING YOUR PLACE IN GOD’s FAMILY
TEXT: Psalms 68:6 “God sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity; But the rebellious dwell in a dry land”
Life in God’s Family is a wonderful privilege and opportunity. To enjoy and fulfil your role as a family member you must understand three things:
1) Your rights. When you trusted Christ as your Saviour you became a member of God’s redeemed family (John 3:3-6). This means you have the right to be accepted, loved, protected, respected, provided for, trained, equipped, and rewarded. Regardless of your past mistakes, God guarantees you these rights, so embrace and enjoy them.
2) The rules of the house. Without the rule of law, our communities will end up in anarchy; it’s the same in a family. Can you imagine what would happen if the kids ran the house? Well, God’s family isn’t a democracy any way. You don’t get to vote on the rules. God has established unchanging principles in His Word that guarantee His blessing. ‘If you are…obedient, you shall eat the good of the land’ (Isaiah 1:19 NKJV).
3) Our responsibilities to one another. You’re called to accept, love and help your brothers and sisters even when they’re Selfish, immature, critical and irresponsible. Remember that God’s family is still ‘under construction’, but it’s much better than any other alternative! You need to participate in regular family life and activities.
Early church believers met together ‘daily’ (Acts 2:46); as a result they survived all satan’s attempts to destroy them. So support the life and mission of your church family with your strength, love, tithes, treasure, testimony, talent and time. Don’t just be a taker; ‘…God loves a cheerful giver’ (2 Corinthians 9:7 NIV).
MEDITATION: Gal. 4.1-7
STUDY THE BIBLE
MATT 5:1-20/EX 28 & 29/PROV 13