For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. (Ephesians 3:14-21).
Today's Morsel:Did you ever get upset with your siblings and parents when you were a child? Did you go into a pouting mode and tell them that you weren't ever going to speak them again? Did you feel a sense of rejection and think that they didn't love you? Well, sometimes that can be how it is in the family of God. Others may tell on us when we do wrong, do things that we don't like, or we may not get our way and we begin to pout. But none of that changes the fact that if we have been born again we are still brothers and sisters, and we still have to live together and be a part of the same family if we are planning on seeing Jesus. James tells us that if ye have bitter, envy and strife in our hearts, we should glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work (James 3:14-16). And Solomon tells us that anger resteth in the bosom of fools (Eccl 7:9). There is nothing wrong with being upset when you don't get your way, or when someone tells on you when you are wrong. Just don't allow it to pull you away from the family of God. "For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning" (Psalms 30:5).
Sing: You're my brother you're my sister, so take me by the hand, together we will work until He comes; there's no foe that can defeat us, when we're walking side by side, as long as there is love, we can stand.