|In a world where there seems to be less and less good news, here is some for you. God loves us! He loves us so much that He wants us to be an heir to His Kingdom. https://www.biblehub.com/romans/8-17.htmHe has chosen us and has made us His adopted sons and daughters. https://www.bible.com/bible/1/JHN.1.12-13.kjv It is a gift that He offers each of us. All we need to do is accept it.
This may be a stretch but imagine you live in the United Kingdom under the rule of the Royal family. One day, there is a knock on your door and there stands a uniformed member of the King’s Guard. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King%27s_Guard He hands you a letter sealed with wax which has in it the King’s seal. https://www.royal.uk/great-seal-realm All you need to do is come to Buckingham Palace to be received into the Royal family. You know you have done nothing to deserve it and think there has to be a catch. The question is, “would you then live this new life with a heart of gratitude or treat people in a privileged manner”? If it happened, you would want to live in a manner that substantiates the King made a good choice and that you do anything to show you belong.
The same can be said but from an eternal perspective. God has chosen you to be His adopted son or daughter. We have been invited into His family with no strings attached. You have done nothing to deserve it, cannot earn it, and therefore, many of us think there must be a catch as it seems way to simple. I think our response to God allowing us to be heirs to His Kingdom family can help explain the “faith and work” passage found in James 2:14-26 https://www.bible.com/bible/111/JAS.2.14-26.niv If we truly understand what God has done for us through His son Jesus Christ, we should want to show our gratitude in the way we humbly live out being a Kingdom recipient. It should result in the way we care for others. Therefore, living a Godly life is not what we have to do but what we get to do to honor the One who has made it all possible.
I am guessing that King Charles will never show up at your door with an invitation to be adopted into the Royal family. What I do know is God has sent His Son to invite you into His Kingdom family. Jesus says, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” Revelation 3:20 Once you open that door to your heart, your life and the way you live it will never be the same.
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