Re:Verse passage – Galatians 2:1-10 (day five) What do you see and sense first/most in other church members? What draws you to people in the church. Is it their personality? Is it their sense of humor? Is it their likes and dislikes? Is it the presence of Christ? It is something inward our outward about them?
In our Re:Verse text this week, it is worth noting how these believers saw and regarded one another. Paul, Peter, James, and John all sensed and saw the Lord at work in and thru each other. The affection and respect they have for each other is influenced by their “recognition” and regard for the Lord’s presence and activity. Oh to sense and see the Lord’s presence and activity in other believers in the Body of Christ. Makes me want to walk closely with the Lord so that others could see and sense that in me. Makes me want to recognize and affirm the presence of Christ in them. Only the Holy Spirit can help and guide us in those ways. When we can’t or don’t, does that say more about them, or more about me? “Lord, help us see your presence in all your saints as we worship, study, serve, and fellowship together”.
We should never leave our church meetings, having spent time surrounded by beloved, distinctive people of faith, without feeling encouraged! – John Piper