We Are Called
The Sons Of God
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.
John thought of the love of Christ, he was led to exclaim, "Behold, what
manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called
the sons of God."
think it a privilege to see a royal personage, and thousands go great distances
to see one. How much greater privilege it is to be sons and daughters of the
Most High. What greater privilege could be conferred on us than to be given
entrance into the royal family?
order to become the sons and daughters of God, we must separate from the world.
"Come out from among them, and be ye separate," the Lord says, "and
I will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters."
. . .
is a heaven before us, a crown of life to win. But to the overcomer only is
the reward given. He who gains heaven must be clothed with the robe of righteousness.
"Every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is
pure." In the character of Christ there was no discord of any kind. And
this must be our experience. Our lives must be controlled by the principles
that controlled His life.
the perfection of the sacrifice given for the guilty race, those who believe
in Christ, coming unto Him, may be saved from eternal ruin. . . .
no one be so deluded by the enemy as to think that it is a condescension for
any man, however talented or learned or honored, to accept Christ. Every human
being should look to heaven with reverence and gratitude, and exclaim with
amazement, "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon
us, that we should be called the sons of God."
Devotional: Our Father Cares, p. 15.