Sunday, December 31, 2017

Life Lessons From Jude - Value of Relationships

Let’s talk about the value of relationships. I have a few questions for you.
-Which relationships do you value most?
-Whom do you keep company with?
-Whom will you rather spend your time with if given the opportunity?
-If given the opportunity to communicate to others about your closest relationship(s), which relationship will take priority in the conversation?

As you reflect on this questions, I do have two suggestions for you. Choose to make God the Father/Jesus Christ/ the Holy Spirit, your closest companion. Value this relationship, nurture it, grow in it, develop a warm relationship with the Father because, He is your true friend - a person you can depend/count on at all times. He will not only keep you company, He will also transform you as well. Either ways, you cannot lose. You will reap more than you sow when it comes to the transformation that you receive as a result of keeping company with Him.

Secondly, my encouragement to you is to let your presence be actively felt in your family. Do not despise family members or family involvement. You belong to an earthly family, find out more about the family and know your place in it.

Jude 1:1 (NIV)
Judea servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James,
To those who have been called, who are loved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ:
Emphasis Mine

Jude shows us the value of relationship even as he introduces his Epistle. After identifying himself, he goes further to identify the two closest relationships to him – Jesus Christ and brother James. 

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