Shepherd Daily Devotional

God’s Family

Written By Benjamin Dankaka

We are members of God’s family.

After God indicated His interest to create man in His likeness, the Scriptures say, “Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” Since the dust was created by God, we can trace our roots to God. Note that it was after God breathed His spirit into the body that man came alive. So both our body and spirit came from God. Linking our parentage to God is vital because it is through Adam that we all came into this world.

When people fail to link their lineage to God, they would likely worship their ancestors or idols. When Paul saw a lot of idols in Athens, He said to the people, “From one man he (God) made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.” In other words, Paul reminded them that they were God’s children. Therefore, in the real sense, we are not from any country. We cannot limit our roots to a race because we are members of God’s family.

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for creating me. Amen.

REFERENCES/FURTHER STUDY: Genesis 2:7; Acts 17:16-29

Unless otherwise stated all scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, New International Version.