community · Kingdom · Peculiar · Spiritual Gifts

odd community…

For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God, and the Lord hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.

Deuteronomy 14:2 Authorized Version

It’s an odd thing to be part of His Kingdom… one of His family… one of His servants… a member of His Body… all at the same time…

It’s an odd community to belong to… a diverse group…

Dare I say… a “motley crew”…?

So many different people… not just nationality… ethnicity… but the many variegated backgrounds…

Some of all types… connected by one thing… OK… two…

A recognition of brokenness… need… and… the Father who brings healing through the Son…

The gifts He gives are different than any other in the world…

Gifts specifically aimed at building His Kingdom… mercy… compassion… healing… evangelism… prophecy… teaching… preaching… hospitality… to name a few…

I find myself grateful this morning… for being included in His Kingdom… a part of this odd community… who grow love… joy… peace… patience… kindness… goodness… gentleness… faithfulness… self-control… and offer it to one another… fruit born of the Spirit…

It’s a joy-full thing… to be odd…

As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.

Psalm 16:3 ESV

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