Observations from today’s readings and today’s S-WOD, Wednesday, 7 December 2022:
1 Chronicles 2:3, 7 – The sons of Judah: Er, Onan and Shelah; these three Bath-shua the Canaanite bore to him. Now Er, Judah’s firstborn, was evil in the sight of the LORD, and he put him to death…. The son of Carmi: Achan, the troubler of Israel, who broke faith in the matter of the devoted thing; 8 and Ethan’s son was Azariah.
Your family history includes people God has had to discipline; no one is exempt from God’s discipline. And in Jesus, our sinful past is not our identity, nor are we trapped in sin or condemned in sin.
1 Chronicles 2:24-35 — Foreigners are well integrated into Israel’s family. God is focused on the spiritual family, while people are focused on natural, temporary relationships. Christianity should not be concerned with issues of race or national origin, only the issue of faith in Christ.
Revelation 5:9, 10 — You were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.
Jesus has saved people all over the globe to be a Kingdom of priests on earth who will ultimately reign upon His return. Do you have wholehearted allegiance to your Kingdom, the Kingdom of God? Are you united with the citizens of the Kingdom of God across the globe? Are you living as a priest on earth and an Ambassador of Jesus and His Kingdom? Don’t lose sight of who you are, why you are here, and what God is calling you to be and to do.
We are called to work as a kingdom on earth, and we are called to be priests. Do you have that perspective?
“Cross” Fit S-WOD (Spiritual Workout of the Day) – 7 December 2022: Today, pray that God will show you how you can support Christians across the globe.