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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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.