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THEME: CHARACTER ASSOCIATION  Ephesians 5:1-7 NIV ”Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us... Revelation of the Word:


Ephesians 5:1-7 NIV

Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them.“


Jesus loves us and lay down His life for us His friends. He calls us to love one another in the same way that He has loved us (John 15:12-13). Jesus also calls us to imitate Him and His conduct by loving Him with all our hearts, souls, mind and strength. If we say then that we love God, we should obey His teaching and God the Holy Trinity will come to us and make His home with us (John 14:23). Let us then desist from all evil and offer our bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God (Romans 12:1). 


Character association is a group or persons formally joined together for some common interest as Christians are joined to Christ through faith. Abraham the father of faith joins us to his faith through Christ Jesus by grace (Romans 4:16). In Christ then we are all children of God and His heirs according to the promise (Hebrews 11:24-26). We then have an inheritance that does not fade away. Nothing therefore can separate us from the love of God which is Christ Jesus, neither death nor life, angels nor demons, the present nor the future, nor any powers, height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation (Romans 8:38-39). It is in this revelation that we have the hope of glory. Moses looked at the reward and chose to suffer affliction than to enjoy the pleasures of sin and by faith he moved from the palace where he was the son to Pharaoh’s daughter (Hebrews 11:24-28). David courageously chose to confront the uncircumcised Philistine giant by faith and exult the living God through his victory (1 Samuel 17:34-37). Apostle Paul reminds us that we should be his imitators, just as he imitates Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1). Then as we imitate Christ having humility of mind and regarding one another as more important than ourselves and not merely look out for ones own personal interests, but also for the interests of others (Philippians 2:3-8). As we imitate Christ and continue in faith, we have hope of eternal life in Him as we await the crowns set before us.


We thank You Jesus for enabling us to see this new month in safety, peace, and good health. May You heal all those who are sick and suffering among us merciful Savior. May You deliver us from all evil and propel us into our divine destinies. We humbly ask that You grant us selfless hearts that we may be devoted to help and support those who need us by Your grace. May Your will be done Lord in our lives, families, businesses, work, schools and nation dear Lord Jesus. May You teach us to number our days that we may obtain hearts full of wisdom. May You bless us and keep us dear Lord Jesus. May You shine Your face towards us and be gracious unto us. May You show Your countenance unto us and give us peace. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forevermore. Amen

Further reading: Mark 10:45, John 15:9-11

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