Do you realize that the Lord Jesus has made every believer ‘accepted in the Beloved’? That means that you and I are:
- Recognized and known,
- Established, and
- Understood—in Jesus, our Savior and Redeemer.
Let’s see what else the Bible has to say on this subject.
Those who receive you are also receiving me, and those who receive Me are receiving the one who sent Me. (Mt 10:40 CEB)
Whoever received and welcomes a believer, receives and welcomes the Lord Jesus as well as God the Father, who sent Jesus to earth.
I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too are to love one another. (Joh 13:34 AMP)
Jesus has commanded all believers to ‘love one another.’ This is not a suggestion. It is very clear that believers should accept one another, and try to help and bless one another. We should never put any type of stumbling block in front of a brother or sister in Christ.
Therefore receive one another, just as Christ also received us, to the glory of God. (Rom 15:7 NKJV)
Just as our Lord and Savior has received and established each one of us, we should also do the same with one another in order to bring glory to God.
. . . having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. (Eph 1:5-6 NKJV, emphasis added)
It was the Lord’s good pleasure to make each one of us ACCEPTED IN THE BELOVED, who is Jesus Christ our Savior. Hallelujah!
Now, turn with open arms and be a welcoming committee to others!