Sons & Daughters of God
Daily Devotional for April 28th
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. 2 Corinthians 6:17-18
There is no greater truth given in the Word of God than the good news of salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ. From the beginning, God planned a salvation that not only rescued and redeemed us from the clutches of Satan, but also brought us into a wonderful relationship with our God. There is no religion in the world where the god or idol worshipped has claimed to have done so much for its people.
When Jesus saved you, His blood was applied and purged your sin. This blood not only cleanses us, but brings you into a bloodline relationship with Jesus Christ, making you sons and daughters of the Most High God. When you thus enter the family of God, you should never allow the enemy to deceive you into believing God is not interested in you. God is not just a being we worship; He has chosen to be our Father.
Many of us view or used to view God as unapproachable; as if we could never get close to Him. Although we are to fear God, respecting His holiness, that fear does not drive us away, but rather drives us into the arms of God. Our Heavenly Father wants us to reverence and recognize Him as above all others, but never to run from Him in fear. He is your Father. He will provide for you. He will always be a shoulder you lean on. He will always be your comfort and guide.
As a child comes to their parent for love, consolation, and every other need in their lives, so God wants you to come to depend on Him. Every hurt that effects you, every circumstance you find yourself in, every storm that attempts to defeat you; in all of these things your loving Father desires to be the One you look to. You are His daughter. You are His son! Have you viewed God in a different way than your Father?