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The Word Among Us
 
 
February 24, 2018
 
"The Word Among Us:  Loves"
 
 
Focus Scriptures: 
Genesis 45:3-11, 15     Luke 6:27-38
 

Joseph has every right to be angry. His brothers sold him into slavery because of their jealousy separating Joseph from his loving father for many years. When his brothers are brought before Joseph they do not recognize him as he has risen to the rank of second hand to Pharaoh. Joseph chooses to reveal his identity to his brothers and more than that to extend to them forgiveness and love, instead of anger and retaliation. Jesus calls us to love and show forgiveness in place of anger and retaliation. We are called to love, not just our friends and family, but also our enemies; those that are sometimes difficult for us to love. Those that may have wronged us, like Joseph’s brothers, we are called to forgive and show love.  The Word among us teaches that we have been shown infinite love and mercy by Jesus, and he now calls us to do the same for those around us.

 
Daily Devotion
Monday, February 18, 2019
 

Click HERE to read Luke 6:17-26

The examples of the duality of life continue in Luke 6: 17-26, though while directing His speech at the newly anointed disciples the words of Jesus are ones that serve as examples for all Christians. Jesus was preparing not only the disciples but the church’s early followers for what lay ahead, knowing that many would become poor and go without food for choosing to follow Christianity. They would endure insults and find themselves weeping and in doubt of their faith as a results of the actions of others. But it would not go without a just reward at the end as the reversal in fortune for those with faith bodes badly for those who stood against the disciples and early Christians. While it may seem a rather stark speech, Jesus portrayed the road ahead as it would be: hard and unjust. But there is great benefit to what was being done, and God will make the world right again in His eyes, not by what we perceive as right in our own eyes.

Written by Robbie Schwartz


 

 
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