You Are God’s Child
Daily Devotional for July 26th
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 1 John 3:1
When we consider the wonderful redemption plan of God, we seem to limit our thoughts to God’s forgiveness, mercy, grace, healing and deliverance. While these things are definitely too wonderful for us to know the depth of, our relationship with God is far beyond these thoughts. Being in the family of God is to be a part of a peculiar people all around the world who enjoys the love of the World’s Greatest Father!
The power of God’s redemption plan is that the blood of Jesus Christ makes us sons and daughters of God. This is the wonder of Jesus’ sacrifice at Calvary. When we receive the blood of God’s Son to atone for our sin, that same blood that covers and cleanses will remain upon us, thus making us God’s children.
John exhorted us here to “Behold;” which means to gaze in wonder at what the love of God has bestowed or given unto us. Since you are now a son or daughter, this relationship has caused great favor to come toward you. This was God’s plan from the beginning. God desires your life to be filled with such blessing that it causes the unsaved world to seek the source of your blessings; which is God.
You are not some second rate citizen in the God’s kingdom; you are an heir! The bible teaches us that we may come boldly before the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16. Since God is your true father, then you may ask your father for His favor to change your world. You now have access to His grace to help in your time of need. Instead of begging like a slave, God’s children may ask knowing our Father will answer. It’s His good pleasure to give it unto you.