11 Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters. Hebrews 2:11 (NIV)
- Hebrews 2:11 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in verse 12; and in 3:1, 12; 10:19; 13:22.
Growing up most of us were taught to be mindful of how we represented the family. When we stepped out that front or back door, the family reputation good or bad was in our hands. For many that was a pretty heady and heavy responsibility. One misstep in word or deed could tarnish the family name and credibility with the repercussions affecting generations.
The legacy of zealously guarding and upholding family honor is not new. People killed or were killed to do so. Understanding the importance of family affiliation, as I walk out of the door, I understand that I represent more than just the family into which I was born or married. As God’s daughter and a sister of Christ, I must be ever aware that my words, my actions and even looks reflect upon my family heritage. have an idea of where I would be without the direction and guidance of my Father and the love He has for me. As a result, I would not want to do anything to cause anyone to miss out on being woven into the fabric of this family by becoming a cherished brother or sister!
Making His praise glorious!
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