Inheritance Isn’t Earned


Today's DevotionalHe predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will. Ephesians 1:5

“Thanks for dinner, Dad,” I said as I set my napkin on the restaurant table. I was home on a break from college and, after being gone for a while, it felt strange to have my parents pay for me. “You’re welcome, Julie,” my dad replied, “but you don’t have to thank me for everything all the time. I know you’ve been off on your own, but you’re still my daughter and a part of the family.” I smiled. “Thanks, Dad.”

In my family, I haven’t done anything to earn my parents’ love or what they do for me. But my dad’s comment reminds me that I haven’t done anything to deserve to be a part of God’s family either.

In the book of Ephesians, Paul tells his readers that God…

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VIDEO Seeking and Saving


For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. Luke 19:10

All four Gospel accounts record a form of the Great Commission—Jesus’ commission to His disciples to continue His work on earth. Perhaps the words that tie our commission to Jesus’ own mission most clearly are found in John 20:21: “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”

What was Jesus sent to do? By His own words and His own example, He was sent to “seek and to save that which was lost.” Therefore, we are sent to do the same. As the Father sent the Son into the world to seek the lost, so does the Son send the Church into the world on the same assignment. Jesus’ words to that effect came at the end of His encounter with Zacchaeus, a wealthy tax collector who…

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L.A., North Carolina Sheriffs Back off Gun Shutdowns – NATION AND STATE

I have been a member of grnc for many years … always fighting for Americans

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Gun-rights activists and retailers have been at theforefront of several legal battlesas they seek to keep stores open while government agencies temporarily curtail civil liberties to fight the coronavirus. While most of the lawsuits are still making their way through the courts, state and local officials have walked back shutdown attempts. In March, Pennsylvania,Delaware, andNew Jerseyall reopened gun stores in a limited capacity after attempting to implement statewide shutdowns.

The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) led a coalition of activists, including the California Gun Rights Foundation, National Rifle Association, and Firearms Policy Coalition, to file lawsuits across California. SAF founder Alan Gottlieb said the aggressive legal strategy forced the hands of local officials.

“Our lawsuits had a direct impact on their reversals,” Gottlieb told theWashington Free Beacon. “This is about winning firearms freedom one lawsuit at a time.”

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