The Family Of God

Ephesians 3:14-15 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named…

There is an important message within these verses for the family of God. The message is this: Next to God Himself we need each other most!

You see, God’s ideal for His family is a fellowship of faith, and a Christian community, based solely on the kinship we have in Jesus Christ. While salvation is an individual submission to God through Jesus, God never intended it be received and enjoyed apart from the larger company of believers. With that said, understand that to live within a religious family does not mean that we must approve everything that is done. However, God created us to need each other. Yes, we should go into our closet and pray in secret, but when we are through we should go back where the rest of the family is at. It’s where we belong.

Think about it. Even in today’s struggle for individuality, no one is wise enough, nor good enough, nor strong enough to live alone. The reason being is because we need each other. How else can we learn how to and sometimes how not to handle the things that life throws our way!

Family, our Lord who is the Great Shepherd has said that WE are the sheep of His pasture, therefore, it is in our nature to live with the flock. Best of all, where the sheep are, the Shepherd is!

Dr. Chris