Context

Revelation 5:9-10 "........with your blood you purchased for God 
persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.” 
 
 

 
An eternal purpose:
We are made in God's image, we are created for His purposes and we are purchased by the shed blood of Christ.   Our responsibility now is to serve the God who has saved us and seek His will, plan and purpose for our lives.
 
Gods Image:
There is something very special about mankind.   Every human being is precious to God  and as such should be precious to us also.
Jesus once told those following Him, after pointing at the image on a Roman coin, to "Give to Caesar that which is Caesar's, but to give to God that which is God's".
 
We human beings are those who are all made in God's image and as such should be afforded dignity and respect from one another.
 
 
 
 
 
James 1:19-27
 
The writer encourages us, the readers, to consider carefully our response to his teachings.  We are called to depart from anger and immorality and listen to God's Word and DO it; keeping control of our tongues which can, if used inapproriately, cause so much trouble to ourselves and others.  He calls us to deliver on our faith where it matters, in serving those who are in great need.
 
No Law can touch those who walk in Gods ways:
Galatians 5 tells us what to avoid and what to hold dear.   Those things we are encouraged to live by, v23 informs us that against such things there is no law.   We can have as much of these as we like - love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control - and we will never be guilty in God's eyes.  
 
Kingdom of God - promotion prospects:
Jesus makes it very clear that the way to 'get ahead' in God's Kingdom is to serve others.  Jesus Himself had this attitude and we are called to follow Him.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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