Monday, November 10, 2014

+DEV+ Every Tribe, Tongue, Nation

Date: November 10, 2014 12:15 AM
Topic: +DEV+  Every Tribe, Tongue, Nation

Every Tribe, Tongue, Nation

"...there before me was a great multitude... from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb." Revelation 7:9

Scripture Focus: Revelation 5:9-10; 7:9-10

"We believe Jesus in heavenly things - our adoption in Christ; so we follow Him in earthly things - the adoption of children" (Russell Moore, "Adopted for Life," 2009). You probably will not have to look very far - perhaps just to your own dining table! - to see families who have adopted, a young woman who has placed a child in an adoptive home, or an older couple who volunteers at a local crisis pregnancy center. You may be adopted. Adoption brings a whole new unity to mind. It's not like a support group; it's a deeper unity in Christ, and it's all around us. 

God told Abraham from the beginning of his journey that through him all nations would be blessed (Genesis 26:4, Galatians 3:8). God's love would go out with fervency to every tribe tongue and nation. The God who adopts from every corner of this earth brings us together in Jesus. We can marvel at the far reaches of His love that brings children from an orphanage in Haiti or a hospital in middle-America to the same table. That love reaches to you, too.

Insight: Adoption brings a whole kaleidoscope of people together. You and I are among the wide variety that make up God's big and growing family.

Please feel free to use this devotional to send on to your friends or share with your church fellowship and Bible study groups.

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