​My Daily Bread – At Home  🏡🏚️With Jesus. We belong with JESUS, upheld by His LOVE  💞💘💖and surrounded in His peace 🕊️☮️✌️. JESUS prepares a place for us to live forever.JESUS “I go and prepare a place for you.” Thinking.of.Others? Be.UnSelfie-ish… Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.  Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Matthew 5:46-48JESUS “For if you LOVE those who LOVE you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly FATHER is perfect.”  Finding Peace in a Troubled World. https://discoveryseries.org/discovery-series/finding-peace-in-a-troubled-world

My Daily Bread – 
At Home  🏡🏚️With Jesus. We belong with JESUS, upheld by His LOVE  💞💘💖and surrounded in His peace 🕊️☮️✌️. 

JESUS prepares a place for us to live forever.

JESUS “I go and prepare a place for you.”

 Thinking.of.Others? Be.UnSelfie-ish… 

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.  Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. 

Matthew 5:46-48

JESUS “For if you LOVE those who LOVE you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly FATHER is perfect.”  

Finding Peace in a Troubled World. https://discoveryseries.org/discovery-series/finding-peace-in-a-troubled-world/

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Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.  Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

Philippians 2:3‭-‬4 KJV

http://bible.com/1/php.2.3-4.KJV

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Matthew 5:46-48

JESUS “For if you LOVE those who LOVE you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly FATHER is perfect.”  

http://www.mydailybible.org/dv/esv/2017-04-17.htm

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At Home With Jesus. We belong with JESUS, upheld by His LOVE and surrounded in His peace. 

JESUS prepares a place for us to live forever.

JESUS “I go and prepare a place for you.” John 14:3

“There’s no place like home.” The phrase reflects a deeply rooted yearning within us to have a place to rest, be, and belong. JESUS addressed this desire for rootedness when, after He and His friends had their last supper together, He spoke about His impending death and resurrection. He promised that although He would go away, He would come back for them. And He would prepare a room for them. A dwelling-place. A home.

He made this place for them—and us—through fulfilling the requirements of GOD’S law when He died on the cross as the sinless man. He assured His disciples that if He went to the trouble of creating this home, that of course He would come back for them and not leave them alone. They didn’t need to fear or be worried about their lives, whether on earth or in heaven.

We belong with JESUS, upheld by His LOVE and surrounded in His peace.

We can take comfort and assurance from JESUS’S words, for we believe and trust that He makes a home for us; that He makes His home within us (see John 14:23); and that He has gone ahead of us to prepare our heavenly home. Whatever sort of physical place we live in, we belong with JESUS, upheld by His LOVE and surrounded in His peace. With Him, there’s no place like home.

LORD JESUS CHRIST, if and when we feel homeless, remind us that You are our home. May we share this sense of belonging with those we meet.

JESUS prepares a place for us to live forever.

INSIGHT:

This imagery of a prepared place in the Father’s house also brought comfort to Israel’s shepherd-king, David, who sang, “Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever” (Ps. 23:6). Like JESUS’S words in John 14, David’s words carry both a present reality and a future hope. The present reality of a life resting in the goodness and LOVINGkindness of the FATHER is directly linked to trusting JESUS in life’s storms (John 14:1). And the forever promise of a place in the house of the LORD is there to offer us hope when despair might become overwhelming. This is the rich sense of home that can be so wonderful. We will never fully and completely know the peace we long for until we find ourselves at peace in Him.

Are there situations in your life that make the reminder of GOD’S presence particularly comforting? Thank GOD for His goodness and loving-kindness. 

Adapted from Discovery Series booklet Finding Peace in a Troubled World. Read it at discoveryseries.org/q1126

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