Daily Readings & Thought for June 17th. “WE ARE GOD’S CHILDREN NOW”
John’s epistles are very personal, they are for those who really believe from their hearts. He is asking them to fully appreciate their relationship with their Lord and with the eternal Father.
Chapter 3 starts, “See what kind of love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.”
Let us have this hope, this expectation fully in our minds – noting verse 3, “Everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself (and herself) as he is pure”
The contrast between what is pure and what is impure is increasing every year – Let us live so that “we are God’s children now.”