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Here’s your 90 second AM devotional!
1 Peter 2:17
Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.
St. Peter The Apostle talks here about the calling of every “Follower of Jesus.” We as Believers are called on a number of levels. In this passage, our calling is specified as a call to Honor and Respect everyone we come in contact with, or know from a distance. Literally Everyone.
Recently, a fellow “Follower of Jesus” related a story to me and then finished by saying, “I was offended by that!” Immediately I thought of this passage in 1 Peter 2. I said, “I don’t think as ‘Followers of Jesus’ we have the right to be offended.” In verse 16, the Apostle tells us to live as “Slaves of God.” Our motivation as Believers is love. Love always wills the highest good and best interest of those around us. It really doesn’t matter what others say about ME or do to ME, it’s always on ME to respond as a loving servant of Jesus. So, Honor is my calling. Even more than this … “Honor Is Our Calling.” After all, who is that one who offended you or me? Are they not a child and creation of God? If the answer is yes, then indeed … “Honor Is Our Calling.”
This AM, I ask You to help me once again to lay down my RIGHTS. I know I am an American … but before that I am a Christian. Amen