Passage: 1 John 2:28-3:10
Verse1 John 3:1a (NIV)
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!
Is there a difference between being one of God’s children and being a child of God? Everyone is one of God’s children, but being one of the children of God required a decision be made. The child of God has chosen to put their hope and faith in Jesus Christ. In this passage of Scripture we are told to continue in him…to continue in our belief of Jesus as Lord, Savior, and Redeemer. It also tells us that all who have this hope in him [Jesus Christ] purify themselves, just as he is pure [v.3]. This command should have practical implications for how we choose to live our lives. May we do what is right in His eyes. May we turn from anything that is sinful. May we love our God and love others in a way that is honoring to Him. May we be more than just one of His children; may we be a child of God… and one who follows in His ways. (inspired by Reflecting God – Devotions for Holy Living, WordAction Publishing Company)