He executes justice for the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free, the LORD gives sight to the blind, he lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves those who live justly. The LORD watches over the immigrant and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. -Psalm 146:7-9
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Trinket to Treasure # 5
"COMFORT EACH OTHER AND EDIFY ONE ANOTHER, JUST AS YOU ALSO ARE DOING"-1 Thess. 5:11
"In the body of Christ our attitude towards one another should be "All for one and one for all!" With that motto in mind, your gift today is a Three Musketeers candy bar. (you'll remember this was their rallying call as well.) In our case, the "all for One" is all for Christ. We each belong to Jesus, and we give our all for Him. The "One for all" is a reminder that God is for us, and He loves each of us equally. So don't fall into family squabbling, but instead join forces with all believers. It's a great way to encourage each other!"
In so much of our devotional life, we focus on strengthening our personal relationship with God, Sometimes we neglect the building of our relationships with each other. That might mean we may need to come out of our comfort zones...
Father this week we ask that you help us to reach outward. Would you help us as believers to treat other people in the same way you have treated us. When love and kindness does NOT come easy, would you please help and give us inspiration. We ask and wait in expectation...Amen