THE SERVANT GENERAL
OUR THEME FOR 2018
DESTINED FOR GREATNESS - 2
Today’s reading: Ephesians 2:19-22
Today’s reading tells us who we are supposed to be.
And it is amazing.
“So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners,
but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members
of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the
apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone.
Through him the whole structure is held together and grows
into a temple sacred in the Lord; in him you also are being
built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”
Consider the amazing realities of our existence.
We are fellow citizens with the holy ones. We are citizens
of the Kingdom of God, destined to live eternally with
the saints in heaven. We struggle through life but never
lose sight of our final destination.
We are members of the household of God. God Himself is
our Father. We are members of God’s family, each
one an intimate component of His divine household.
This household is built upon the apostles and prophets.
We look on the most important persons in salvation historythose
who are sent and those who speak for Godas the foundation
for our existence.
has Jesus himself as the capstone. Jesus himself is at
the center, the corner stone holding the whole structure
together, giving it its strength and endurance.
whole structure is a temple sacred in the Lord, built
together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. The
three Persons of the TrinityFather, Son, Spiritdwell
in us, making the body holy, truly set apart.
How can we ever be content with the much lesser existence
we are now living? How can we not be greatly encouraged to
strive for much more of what God intends for us? Know the
reality: we are destined for greatness. Allow
God who calls us to work this wonder in our lives.