Know that the lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.” (Psalm 100:3)

God’s people have abundant reasons to praise Him. This verse gives three reasons: 1) The Lord is God, he alone created the universe and is, therefore, Lord of creation. 2) God made us in His image. We are not our own makers. 3) God shepherds His people. God’s people are thus a worshiping, praising community. Because God is our Creator, we find joy in our relationship with Him because the Creator God is our good, loving Shepherd.


Precious Abba, today we lift up our Creator God, for You are our good, loving Shepherd. This we pray in your Son, our Savior’s name. Amen


Hospitality with grumbling is not true hospitality. We must offer hospitality to all, and with joy in our hearts and a smile on our face.”


Yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we all are all the work of your hand. Do not be angry beyond measure, O Lord; do not remember our sins forever. Oh, look upon us, we pray, for we are all your people.” (Isaiah 64:8-9)

The people of God are His sons and daughters, totally dependent on our Father and Creator. As such, we can (and should) pray for forgiveness and ask God to take away His anger. He hears our prayers even when hey are but laments expressing our dissatisfaction and impatience.


“You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:26-29)

The church is a community of God’s people blind to all distinctions which normally separated and segregate people. We share faith in Christ and find unity in Him. Thus, awe can ignore all other traits, classifications, and characteristics. We celebrate together in God’s family and look forward to receiving our full inheritance. Does this describe your church? If not, why would you want to worship in a church that is different than God’s church?


But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of he Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” (Luke 6:35-36)

Sons of the Most High must follow in the steps of the Most High obeying His commands and showing kindness to friends and enemies alike. A comment from Matthew 5:9: As God’s sons, Christians are born anew into the new creation. Sonship implies community. In the Old Testament disciples of he great prophets were called sons of the prophets. As sons of one Father, Christians are bound to other members of the community as brothers. All are bound to the head of the community , the Father. No greater privilege exists than to be called sons of God. The sons of God follow the Father in bring peace on earth.

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