Posted by: Larry Hoekman | November 27, 2018

In Christ — Accepted!

Day 3222: Christmas season – it’s truly the most wonderful time of the year!

Scripture:  Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God. Romans 15:7

Thoughts/questions: ‘I accept!’ Pretty much a concept absent of negatives! Words one would love to hear after making an offer on a house; in response to a potential contract; as an answer to a wedding proposal; or at any time approval is necessary!

Acceptance entails receiving favorably something offered. We have little to offer Almighty God, yet He receives us favorably anyway! Rejection – never good, but imagine being rejected by God. That would be the worst, even though the blackness of our sin would make that response appropriate. But instead of being rejected, our cry for help and admission of sin is met by the perfectly holy God with acceptance. We ARE accepted in Christ!

And because God accepted unworthy us, we can and should do the same! Although some people have little to offer, let us honor them and honor God by showing them acceptance! A great thing to have and a great thing to give!

Suggested Prayer:  Father God, You have honored me by accepting me, and may my response be to accept others as well . . .

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