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Family: A Spiritual Unity

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Today’s Word

Family

Those who descend from one common progenitor; a tribe or race; kindred; lineage. 

A brotherhood of persons or nations united by political or religious ties.

 

Today’s Verse

1 Peter 2

17 Honor all people, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the king.

 

Earthly Family

When we are born, we become part of our earthly family. They provide us with our physical needs. They teach us about love, unity, and care. We form a bond that lasts a lifetime. We become part of its history.

Spiritual Family

When we are born again, we become part of our spiritual family. A unity formed by our belief in Jesus Christ, his resurrection, and our salvation. It teaches us about loving one another, honoring those around us, and respecting each other. We are part of the body of Christ; we become sisters and brothers in faith. We form a bond that last through eternity. We become part of the Book of Life.

Note:

I thank my parents for giving me life, so that I could live and choose to love God, and so I could find His promises of life everlasting, faith by His Grace, and love unconditional.

Do you have a spiritual family?

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John 1

12  But to all who have received him – those who believe in his name – he has given the right to become God’s children 

13  – children not born by human parents or by human desire or a husband’s decision, but by God.

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4 thoughts on “Family: A Spiritual Unity

  1. Hello Charlee!! Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you found something that blessed you. I will be sharing more soon on hearing the voice of God. You also keep up this great work! 🙂 have a great day!

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  2. Thank you for stopping by as well. I look forward to your writings.

    Charlee

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  3. Jesus had a virtuous and Holy Mother dedicated to His Life and Ministry. Supported by Joseph and the whole family they brought Jesus up and trained Him in the commandments of God. They followed Jesus when they could and worked with Jesus behind the scenes. Jesus Brother became a prominent leader of the church. Jesus is not recommending that believers neglect or abandon the natural family in preference of the spiritual family. For Jesus’ family played an important role in raising and training Him in a Godly Way. This verse is misused to reinforce ‘a friend sticks closer than a brother’ concept to create confusion in church between families. Some pastors literary take over control of families to separate and dupe them based on this verse. There are family members if one had a choice perhaps one would not approve. Yet, there are equally church members worse than family members that get on people’s nerves. There is no perfect family whether earthly or spiritual. Jesus as Head of the church wanted same loyalty and dedication as His natural family. In the middle of a sermon it was not suitable to stop based on excuse for the sake of His family’s surprise visit, All His followers who believed including natural family were encouraged as Godly family to fellowship together. Jesus communed directly with Father God but was still in tune with His earthly family too.Jesus did not cut them off to exclude them because they continued with Apostles and disciples after Jesus departed into Heaven. Thank you for following Godshotspot.wordpress.com. Have a Blessed Christmas. God bless you.

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    • Thank you for your commentary and input on such a delicate and important issue.

      Merry Christmas to you and God be with you always,

      Charlee

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