Friday, December 2, 2016

BEHIND IT ALL

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The motivation behind it all 
(for the days when we just need a little reminder).

The gospel is all about adoption: God adopted us as His sons and daughters. Therefore, we go and do likewise.
But when the time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons [the adoption as sons (NKJV)]. (Galatians 4:4-6)

We are compelled by Jesus' love to selfless action.
For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that One died for all, and therefore all died. And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again. (2 Corinthians 5:14-15)



God's directives to us all.
Learn to do right! Seek justice, defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow. (Isaiah 1:17)

A family. A forever home. This is what God desires for children who are lonely.
God sets the lonely in families (Psalm 68:6)


Let's not mince words, shall we? This brings it down to the basics of acceptable religion from God's perspective.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.(James 1:27)

Who knows but that we might be put in a child's life:
For such a time as this (Esther 4:14)

   
For the days when it feels like it's all just too much--remember that Jesus is enough.
"My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness." . . . For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:9, 10)

Jesus does not leave us--and we will not leave the children, we will come to them. And then cling to the promise that as we obey, we will see Jesus.
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. . . . Whoever has My commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves Me. He who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I too will love him and show Myself to him.” (John 14:18, 21)

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