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Who Has Qualified Us to Share

July 7, 2015

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Who Has  Qualified Us  to Share

There are a lot  of things  in life  that one must  qualify for:   to take part  in certain races  —  to be accepted  for a job  —  to graduate  at various educational levels  —  to be on a team  —  to fly an airplane  or drive a car  —  to write a computer program.     Allowing unqualified people  do any  of these things  would be disastrous.

We need training  with good,  knowledgeable instructors  in order  to become proficient  and qualified  for the things we want to do.     As the instructor  works with us,  we must pay close attention  and do  as he says.

We have an instructor  who has qualified us  for eternal life.     Paul tells us  about Him  in Colossians 1:9-12,  as he prayed  that the Colossians  would do  what is right.     Paul wrote,

We have not ceased  to pray  for you  and to ask  that you may be filled  with the knowledge  of His will  in all spiritual wisdom  and understanding,  so that you may walk  in a manner worthy  of the Lord,  to please Him  in all respects,  bearing fruit  in every good work  and increasing  in the knowledge  of God;  strengthened  with all power,  according to His glorious might,  for the attaining  of all steadfastness  and patience;  joyously giving thanks  to the Father,  who has qualified us  to share  in the inheritance  of the saints  in light.

That’s a mouthful  —  and every word of it  is important.     As each point builds  on the next,  the bottom line  is that  it is  “the Father,  who has qualified us  to share  in the inheritance  of the saints  in light”.      Yes,  with God’s help,  we are  to grow  and be strengthened  in many ways  throughout this life.     We are required  to grow  in “knowledge”“spiritual wisdom  and understanding”.

But  God actually “qualified us”  when Jesus paid  for all our sins  on the cross.     Because “the Father”  “qualified us”  in Christ,  in love  and thanksgiving  we now seek  to live  to His glory.

Glad to be  “qualified”  as God’s saint  through Christ,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for Your love  that keeps working  in us.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

 

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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