NOW ARE WE THE SONS OF GOD (2)

“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. 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, for we shall see him as he is.” 1 John 3:1-2.
How this verse opens with a “Behold!” because it is such a striking portion of sacred Scripture, that the Holy Ghost would have us pay particular attention to it. “Behold!” says He, I have put up a way-mark to tell you there is something eminently worthy of attention buried beneath these words.” “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed on us,” and yet, beloved, we are called “the sons of God.” It is said that when one of the learned heathens was translating this, he stopped and said, ‘No; it cannot be; let it be written ‘Subjects,’ not ‘Sons,’ for it is impossible we should be called ‘the sons of God.’ What a high relationship is that of a son to his father! What privileges a son has from his father! But all that, and more than that, we now have through Christ.
“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.” That is easy to read; but it is not so easy to feel. “Now are we the sons of God.” How is it with your heart this day? Are you in the lowest depths of sorrow and suffering? “Now are you a son of God.” Does corruption rise within your soul, and grace seem like a poor spark trampled under foot? “Beloved, now are you a son of God.” Does your faith almost fail you and are your graces like a candle well nigh blown out by the wind! Fear not, “Beloved, now are you a son of God.”
You must live simply by naked faith on Christ. He alone has authenticate our sonship, He brought into our recreated spirit the realities of adoption and the blessedness of sonship. Have you received Him into your heart? Now, are you the son of God. Are you yet to receive Him into your heart? Now can you become the son of God.
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Shalom!

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