A Thought for Today December 4, 2019

A Thought for Today December 4, 2019

A Thought for Today: “Children of God”
I am a child of,,,,,,,
Stanley and Delores Godfrey.
 
However, I am a believer.
This makes me a child of someone else.
How do I know this?
 
The Bible tells me so.
 
Please read the following verses.
1 John 3:1-10
(The Command to Love)
1 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.
2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
Sin and the Child of God
 
4 Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.
5 And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him, there is no sin.
6 Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.
 
7 Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.
8 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose, the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
9 Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.
(The Imperative of Love)
10 In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother. NKJV
 
I want to end this devotional with the lyrics of a song.
 
Be blessed, be a blessing. Have a Lord filled day.
 
“I am a Child of God”
Words: Naomi Ward Randall, 1908–2001. © 1957 IRI.
Fourth verse © 1978 IRI
Music: Mildred Tanner Pettit, 1895–1977. © 1957 IRI. Arr. by Darwin Wolford, b. 1936. Arr. © 1989 IRI
 
 
1. I am a child of God,
And he has sent me here,
Has given me an earthly home
With parents kind and dear.
 
Chorus
Lead me, guide me, walk beside me,
Help me find the way.
Teach me all that I must do
To live with him someday.
 
2. I am a child of God,
And so my needs are great;
Help me to understand his words
Before it grows too late.
 
Chorus
 
3. I am a child of God.
Rich blessings are in store;
If I but learn to do his will,
I’ll live with him once more.
 
Chorus
 
4. I am a child of God.
His promises are sure;
Celestial glory shall be mine
If I can but endure.
 
Chorus

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