1 John 3:1 NKJV
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
Today I was praying for the sermon I'm going to deliver in our Sunday service.
We started to meditate on who we are in Christ.
When I came to this verse, it arrested me.
I could not fathom the love He has bestowed upon me.
Of course, He will give me all that I need as St.Paul says in
Romans 8:32 NKJV
He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
But what God showed me was beyond my imagination.
He found me so irresistible that He decided to forgo His own son.
He found me so important that He exchanged me for His son.
He found me so precious that He let His own son to die on the cross.
If I am so irresistible, how can I smear myself in the fleeting pleasures of this world?
If I am so important for God, how can I waste my time on useless videos and memes?
If I am so precious in His eyes, how can I hurt Him with my vain thoughts and deeds ?
Now I can clearly understand this verse by John, the apostle in his first epistle :
1 John 5:18 NKJV
We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him.
Instead of putting myself down and calling me as dust and useless, I am going to start behaving like His child.
Oh what a privilege!
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