Wonderfully Made

By Linda Tancs

You know that you were made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27), fearfully and wonderfully (Psalm 139:14). So imagine how wonderful His image is! Actually, you don’t have to imagine. The Bible provides information on the countenance of God. For instance, John’s epistle tells us that God is bathed in light (1 John 1:15). No wonder, then, that Jesus tells us we’re the light of the world (Matthew 5:14), just like Him. Likewise, the countenance of Jesus is described as featuring eyes like flames of fire and snow-white hair like wool (Revelation 1:14), with feet like burnished bronze and a voice like the roar of many waters (Revelation 1:15). Now there’s an image worth emulating.

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Brothers and Sisters

By Linda Tancs

National Siblings Day is April 10, a day that celebrates sibling relationships. It’s an especially good day to remember that brothers and sisters are a gift from God. And God commands sibling love (1 John 2:9). In fact, God feels so strongly about it that He reminds us that you cannot claim to love God if you don’t love your own brother or sister (1 John 4:20). God is love. You are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). Love who God loves.

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As part of FOOT FORWARD MINISTRIES, Go Forward in Faith represents faith-based meditations for personal and professional growth. Learn more at goforwardinfaith.com. Follow us on Twitter @moveonfaith and join the Facebook group @goforwardinfaith.

 

 

 

Nobility Obliges

By Linda Tancs

The phrase “noblesse oblige” means “nobility obliges.” It’s a principle commonly extended to those of royal and noble birth, expressing their obligation to act nobly and responsibly toward others. If you aren’t in that category, don’t count yourself out. Through baptism, we become part of God’s royal household, made in His image and likeness (Genesis 1:27). We’re all sons and daughters of the King (2 Corinthians 6:18). That means we’re all noble in the highest sense; the principle of noblesse oblige applies to all of us, not just those with crowns, medals or tiaras.

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As part of FOOT FORWARD MINISTRIES, Go Forward in Faith represents faith-based meditations for personal and professional growth. Learn more at goforwardinfaith.com. Follow us on Twitter @moveonfaith and join the Facebook group @goforwardinfaith.