Peculiar People

Most of us a very familiar with this passage: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.NIV
Quote from Chpt 18. The motivating principle that sets us free is Love. Only when God’s love motivates everything we do will we actually experience freedom from judgment.
Jesus died so we could be free. Free from what? Free from sin, judgment, free from rejection and walking in offense. He has actually freed us from more things than I can list. You have to remember what 1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:KJV Deuteronomy 14:2
For you are a holy people [set apart] to the Lord your God; and the Lord has chosen you to be a peculiar people to Himself, above all the nations on the earth.AMP Titus 2:14
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.KJV this means we are free from the judgment of other people Deuteronomy 26:18
And the LORD hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all his commandments; KJV5 Exodus 19:6 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: 6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.KJV

So as peculiar people we don’t live by the world’s standards. We are members of the Kingdom of God. There are times when we put so much emphasis on what we are free from , that we forget what we are free to do and that is to Love unconditionally and not judge or receive judgment from others. To walk in that freedom has everything to do with how we treat people. Meaning we should not treat people based on who we think they are. It should have everything to do with who we are in Christ.

 

Kevin

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