As our girls grew older, they wanted to have friends over to spend the night. In turn, they would also be invited as guests to their friend’s homes.
We always reminded that their behavior as a guest was a reflection of our family. What we do is a mirror of who we are.
The psalmist understood this important principle when he wrote, “Lord, who may be a guest in Your home? Who may live on Your holy hill?”(Ps 15:1)
As spiritually homeless and helpless orphans, Jesus gave us an invitation of grace and adoption into His family.
As part of His family, we extend grace to others, we express gratitude for all that we have, and we encourage genuineness in all our actions.
The psalmist answers the “who” by describing the “what” . . . “Walk straight, act right, tell the truth. Don’t hurt your friend, don’t blame your neighbor; despise the despicable. Keep your word even when it costs you, make an honest living, never take a bribe.” (Ps15:2-4 MSG)
Grace. Gratitude. Genuineness.
Now that’s family.