CHILDREN OF GOD
Just look at it—we’re called children of God!
In the previous devotion we saw that God is the Father who has extended His marvelous love towards us. Directly after emphasizing this, the Apostle John reminds us that we, if we have chosen to follow Jesus, are called “children of God.” This is who we really are. This is our true identity. Our self-image is not based on what we do. Our self-worth is not founded on our achievements. No, our true identity is built upon something more lasting and secure. What better foundation than the central revelation of the New Testament—that those who know Jesus are the adopted sons and daughters of the Father? Is that how you see yourself? If not, let me urge you to build your identity on this truth. Let me encourage you to do what the Apostle John says here and “just look at it.” Consider, reflect, ponder this truth and then revel in its beauty. If you do, you will always have a profound assurance that your security is in your position as a child of God, not in your work.
Dearest Father, I want to give You praise that You love me for who I am—a child of God. Thank You for this honor. In Jesus’ name. Amen.