1 Peter 3:8-9
8 Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to thisyou were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
Some of us know what it is to receive an inheritance from a parent or relative. However like most things in this temporal world, we often make foolish decisions and soon the windfall is gone and we are right back where we started … a dollar short and a day late.
From our text we are reminded that when we accept Jesus as Savior, we become a child of God and we also become brothers and sisters with all others believers. God our Father called us to inherit His blessings. Oh wow! I like that…but to qualify we must do what Father God says!
Each of us is to get along with each other. God only has one family and He expects us to get along. Denominations were unknown in New Testament times and unbelievers observed… “See how they love one another.” We too are to be compassionate and sympathetic with those who are hurting and troubled. “Weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice.” We are to comfort those in grief or pain; to help those who are weak and lift those who fall; to pray for each other and encourage one another. When insulted or evily treated we are not to try to get even but bless them.
Jesus said, “Whatever you do for one another you are doing for me.”
Oh. How thankful I am for those inherited blessings that are mine in this life and for all the countless blessings I shall know when I arrive in heaven above!
Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters (1 Peter 3:8)
Pray for these churches:
Coldwater Free Methodist Church
First Congregational Church of Bronson