Whose day is it?

The dishwasher’s not been done again. That cat litter smells bad. The washing hasn’t been folded. “Whose day is it?” calls dad, the family roster clearly displayed on the fridge for all to see.

Paul presents quite a list of expectation for the household of God in 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28.

  • acknowledge those who work hard among you…
  • live in peace
  • warn those who are idle and disruptive
  • encourage the disheartened
  • help the weak
  • be patient
  • no paybacks
  • do good
  • rejoice always (yes, always!)
  • pray continually (its an attitude thing)
  • give thanks
  • don’t quench the Spirit
  • test prophecies
  • hang on to good
  • reject evil

Ok, so whose day is it? Who’s rostered on to number three this week? Any takers?

Paul has told us who’s on the roster in v12: “Brothers and sisters…”

It’s everyone’s day, everyday to do everything on this list. It is not solely the responsibility of the employed staff of the church. It is not solely the responsibility of the older and more mature Christians. It is the responsibility… no, the joy of every person who belongs to the household of God. These are not chores, these are a wonderful part of being in the household of God, they are a blessing to the giver and the receiver.

I’m going to work on developing number 10 this week. How about you?



3 thoughts on “Whose day is it?

  1. Thanks Lachlan. Love the bullet list. I am going to make some laminated copies in various sizes to keep with me and put around the place. A timely reminder of ‘Rejoice always’. I often need God’s help with this one. 🙂

    Lindy P.

  2. Thanks Lachlan. I also love the bullet list. Great idea from Lyndy. I’m targeting give thanks because we have so much to give thanks for and I often forget!

  3. Thank you Lachlan. Great list and we can’t forget that no matter where fit on that list if our motivation is anything but love there will be no fruit. Love must be the motivation for all we do. And not love as the world understands it. It must be Gods love that is poured into our own hearts. His Agape love that is the highest love. A love with no alterier motives. A love that will at its heart seek the best for the other person. May this love so fall upon FAC so that when we gather together we know of Gods presence and those who come to seek out a church to belong to will feel this perfect love. May we experience this love (Eph 3 :17-21) and be secure in it.

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