Special to God

Jesus’ favorite disciple was sitting next to him at the meal.

(John 13:23 CEV)

Jesus chose twelve disciples, but only three chose to be close to Him–Peter, James and John. Still, only John came to be known as Jesus’ “favorite disciple.” Of course, Jesus loved all of His disciples, but as J. Oswald Sanders notes, “If Jesus loved John more, it was because John loved Him more.” One of my favourite Scriptures shows how we become special to God. “Now if you will obey me and keep my covenant, you will be my own special treasure from among all the peoples on earth” (Exodus 19:5 NLT). When you love and obey God, you become special to Him.

God loves us all but it takes more to become His special child.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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