God’s Homies and Peeps

          Every literary hero has his “boys.” Beowulf had the 14 warriors who went with him to fight Grendel and Wiglaf, Hamlet had Horatio, Arthur had the knights of the Round Table, and Julius Caesar had Brutus (well, at least for a while). Down through the ages, men have surrounded themselves with other men they could trust. These guys would know each other very well and rely on each other in a pinch. Fraternities carry on this tradition. Even in the gang culture, although twisted, this drive continues. Nowadays, the warriors, knights, brothers, and friends are known as “homies” and “peeps” (slang for “people”).

             In Second Corinthians 5:11, Paul mentions that “we are well known to God.” In other words, we are God’s homies. Then in the very next chapter, he tells us we “are the temple of the living God,” and quotes God saying “I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” Because of our special, familial relationship with God, He goes on to tell us to “Come out from among them and be separate… Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty” 2 Corinthians6:16-18 (NKJ). Here, God Himself calls us His peeps.

           In whatever era or culture we live, and by whatever name we decide to use, we can just be glad we are in God’s inner circle. What a blessing to be one of God’s homies, one of God’s peeps, one of God’s children, one of God’s friends.

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©2011 Sharon Norris Elliott. Feel free to forward this devotion in its entirety, including this copyright line. Leave comments, ask questions, read past devotions, or subscribe to receive these devotions daily in your e-mail at www.sanewriter.wordpress.com. Also, periodically check in at www.LifeThatMatters.net to see what’s going on in the ministry.

 And pick up a copy of Sharon’s new book, Power Suit: The Armor of God Fit for the Feminine Frame, available at Christian bookstores, online, from New Hope Publishers, and from the Life That Matters Ministries’ website.

 

~ by sanewriter on September 22, 2011.

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