Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Today we are testing ourselves with God's definition of man.
Acts 10v25-26 As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence. v26 But Peter made him get up. "Stand up," he said, "I am only a man myself".
There will be a time on our journey of knowing God that His love will compel us to tell others our testimony of how He saved us and their will be a time after that while remain in Him that He will compel us to preach the gospel. Telling other about what He did for us is one step but preaching to others in how He can save all people is another step. It is easy to love our family and friends that love us, but to love everyone through the love Christ gives us is all together a different kind of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. We are all men and should look at each other as we are all created by God. We all have been given a personality and talents to glorify our Savior. We are all different but we all need Him to complete us. We all receive our true identity from Him with His purpose proving who we truly are. It is receiving the understanding of the grace of God and why He died for us on the cross by the Holy Spirit that makes us different. We are all unclean without Him. We are no one to praise, we have only received the gift of being His servant along with the first disciples and the prophets from the beginning of time. We like Peter tell people we are no different from anyone else, everyone in the world can receive God's love and start their own true life living out God's love and guarding that love with faith in Him. There is no one better than we are, an there is no one suffering more than the other, we are all different by His gifts, talents and temptations He gives each of us. We are all men not receiving anything other than what our Father gives us. We are all under the power of the devil without Him, that is why He came to heal us from the power of the devil which is in all of us. (Acts 10v 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with Him.) Jesus came to earth has a man and the only way He could heal and destroy the power of the devil was because God was with Him. Through Him we receive the power of the Holy Spirit and because God is with us we can do all things Jesus did. We started off a mere man and it is the grace of God that separates us from the others that do not know Him.(Acts 10v34 Then Peter began to speak, "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism v 35 but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.) Our doing what is right is repenting and having faith in Jesus Christ being our Lord of our lives. Everyone that believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins through His name. That is why we praise God our Father because it is His love that changes us, that forgives us, and gives us a new eternal life. We have no pride in ourselves in the making of our own righteousness. We do not deserve any praise, we are just men lost, confused and afraid, being saved by the grace of God giving Him the glory and praise!! I love everyone through the love God gives me for you, I am just like you being saved by His grace and love everyday!