Romans 8:14 (NIV) 14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 2 Corinthians 6:18 (ESV) 18 and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.”
When you really think about the two verses listed above, it is really hard to grasp. Think about it. If you are like me, then you have kids and no matter how much they screw up, cause rifts and just like to whine - they are still my children and I will love them no matter what. I would die for each one of them (including my wife) if I had to. I love them, they are my family.
I think Christians sometimes have a really hard time grasping exactly what God did for us through His Son, Jesus Christ. He sent His Son to die for us and to be the perfect sin-offering for our trespasses. He loves us and did, in fact, die for us! That being said, there is no more that is needed to be said - through His death and resurrection, we are made new and are righteous and counted as sons and daughters because we have been engrafted into God's family - AWESOME!
There is nothing we can do to earn this - God chooses us!
There is nothing that we can do to lose this - Once Saved - Always Saved!
Scripture tells us to work out our salvation with fear and trembling - this is for our pathway to sanctification through humility.
For some of us, the word family (or for that matter, Sons and Daughters) can be very painful. Divorce, death, singleness, fill-in your blank, some of our definitions for family and or God may be painful memories. I cannot fix this now do I challenge that this blog can do that - it can't. What I can do for you is turn you to the source that can (God's word - the Bible and Prayer and His Son - Jesus Christ) - Get to know them - they will never let you down.
What are some of the things that you have taken from this? What would you add?
Let me hear from you (what do you want to read about),