Tuesday, April 7
1 John 3:1-5
LOVE GIVEN TO US BY GOD
See how very much our heavenly Father loves us, for he allows us to be called his children…. 1 John 3:1, LB
Being co-heirs with God’s Son is a great privilege for all believers in Christ. This is possible because God bestows the power to be His children upon us (John 1:12). Your personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ gives you the unmerited favour of being a child of God. If you have the knowledge of God through His Word, you would know that you are a child of God. How does a natural child know his/her father? I suppose it is by intimate relationship: by listening to or communicating with and proximity to his/her father. Similarly, a child of God has His knowledge by these means too and by keeping His Word in his/her heart.
Consequently, as a child, so greatly loved by God, you should become pure and sinless, remembering that Christ came to take away your sins. You must strive to do His will only in order not to jettison the incredible quality of God’s love bestowed on you. Beloved, consider this great love of the Father today and reciprocate it by submitting completely to His will.
• Birthday Blessing: Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. Jeremiah 29:12
Read Bible Through Passage: Judges 3, 4; Luke 9:22-43
To love God is the greatest of virtues; to be loved by God is the greatest of blessings. – Unknown