Monday, October 28, 2013

Like Little Chidlren

Galatians 4:7
  • So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.

We were once enslaved to the things of the world. We lived according to man-made rules and precepts rather than a father-son relationship we have with our God.

Each one of us is a child of God if the Spirit of God is in us. We no longer live according to our works to please God so that we would be accepted by Him. But rather, because He already accepted us on the basis of our faith in Jesus, we get to do works for Him as a child of God.

If we are indeed sons or daughters of our Father God, then we are truly heirs through God. We are heirs of everything that God prepared for us.

The eternal life, heaven, salvation, holiness, and rewards that God prepared for us are all ours since we are the children of God whom God adopted through our Lord and Saviour Jesus.

As we live this life, we still tend to follow the rules of this world to please God, rather than enjoying the finished work of Jesus on the cross for us as the basis for our acceptance and motivation to do good works that please God.

It is essential that we become like little children, and rely on God our Father for everything we are and do.

Matthew 18:3
  • “Truly, I say to you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."

We are recipients of God's grace and all that we are and do are results of His grace that is poured out to little children who rely on their Dad.

Little children do not worry about performing lots of good works so that they would be accepted by their Dad. No, rather little children are already accepted by their Dad because of their relationship with Him, and they joyfully grow and do lots of good works because they take after their Dad who has already done lots of good works for us and still do through us, His little children.

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