MORNING WORD: CALLED TO BE GOD’S SONS

Ps Felix Chilenga Chalabesa

“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).

The fact that we are called to be the sons of God is heartwarming for the Christian. This privilege behoves us therefore to make our calling and election into this sonship very sure (2 Peter 1:10).

Apostle John reminds us that this privileged position brings us at loggerheads with the Satan-controlled world which does not recognise God and therefore knows us not. “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.” This indeed is a sobering fact that should make us comport ourselves with the highest level of decorum as Christ’s disciples in a hostile world.

This call of God upon us attracts innumerable blessings upon believers like the children of Israel that were chosen by God, fed and protected throughout their pilgrimage from Egypt to Canaan. The salvation of our soul, healing and health for our body and victory over sin, self and Satan are part of the continual benefits we enjoy as the sons of God.

The hope to be like Him eternally is also included in the list of privileges open to us. “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him…” (1 John 3:2).

To continue to enjoy the privileges of our calling as the sons and daughters of God, we must abide in Christ and live like He did, as the beloved Apostle John has enjoined us this day.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Christ’s love for us can never fail.

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