See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
In 1 John 2:29, John had just mentioned that those who do what is right have been born of God. “See”, “look”, “behold” … observe intently the great love God has given us – what God has done for us wasn’t just about the salvation of our souls; it was about adoption. You and I are called sons and daughters of the Almighty God! How did that happen? It’s written in John verse 12: 12 ” Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—”
What does it mean to you, to be called a child of God? May God help us to understand that truth in a way that shows in our lives, in our own relationship with Him and in our relationship with others.
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage
- How will you respond/apply God’s Word today?
- Whom will you share with today’s passage or takeaway?
Pray this prayer throughout the day, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).