Daily Devotional for Wednesday December 26, 2018

Scripture:

1 Peter 3:8 – β€œTo sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit.” (NASB)

Observation:

I loved going to listen. When our daughters, who played musical instruments, had a concert at school; I loved going to listen to the music they played. It wasn’t just my daughters playing, but the whole group of students who chose to play in the orchestra. They played individual instruments, but played as one unit, one team, and one body of musicians. It reminded me of a unity of believers – about seeing past the differences in each other and seeing Christ – if we could only love each other with tender hearts and humble minds. Sadly, this doesn’t seem to be easy to do. We find ourselves wanting others to change to what we want them to be instead of accepting them and loving them just the same. Have we ever stopped and thought maybe people have a hard time with us and yet love us despite our differences? We need to look past the differences and look to what we have in common – Jesus Christ – we are all saved by one blood, one act of obedience, one Man willing to go to the cross for each of us. The least we can do for each other is love each other as He has loved us. Imagine how beautiful the music will sound?  

Application:

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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