DAY 26 - Read Daily25-11-2019 | Josh Brown | YOUTH
Day 26 - Heirs to God’s throne
- How are you reminded of God’s love for you today?
- In spite of the sins of your past, if you are a Christian God has elevated you as an ‘heir’ - what does this tell you about God?
- How is being a part of God’s family encouraging to you?
Devotion Transcript (Watch on Baptist Youth Youtube Channel)
Throughout the book of Titus, we have seen a common theme running through this series. The common theme is that we are wicked and evil people who deserve nothing from God; and yet God has made us heirs - sons and daughters of the King.
So why has God appointed us to this position? And What does this mean for us as Christians?
Firstly, let’s consider the first question of why we are considered heirs. In verse 4, Paul says, ‘But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared’. God’s love and kindness towards us is something we sometimes take for granted. Remember, back in verse 3 where Paul gaves us this ugly list of how evil we are, and yet ‘the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, (verse 5) he saved us.’ God loves us far more than we can ever love ourselves. God has seen our helpless state and chose to intervene by sending Jesus. So, let God’s love for you flow onto others, so they might see God’s love for them.
Secondly, what does this mean for us? Well, because we are no longer bound to our sin, God can see us as perfect children. Because of Jesus, we are adopted into God’s family. This is where we will spend our time after death, with God in his kingdom. This is surely not what we deserve. Would you invite your enemies to live with you? Would you reach out your hand to the people who wronged you? Honestly, not many of us would. But this is exactly what God has done for us. And if that isn’t enough, God also put us in places of honour. It almost sounds too good to be true, but this is what God promises.
Sometimes it can be hard to wrap our heads around the mercy of God, but by remembering his love and kindness, we can serve and praise him unconditionally. God has given us the best gift of all, why do we expect God to tend to all our wants when he has already met our needs? We have an amazing hope and future, living in God’s kingdom forever. No matter what you do, remember, this life has nothing of worth compared to what is to come.