SEEK DAILY (NBC) DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR JANUARY 11, 2022 (BORN OF GOD)
TEXT: JOHN 1:12-13
TOPIC: BORN OF GOD
“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” John 1:12, NIV
A major area of controversy between Christians and people of other faith is the sonship of God. While Christians hold on to the belief that they are children of God, others do not.
The Bible clearly states, “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God __ children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” (John 1:12-13). It is our faith in Jesus Christ that issues us certification of right of sonship. It entirely deals with spiritual birth. Jesus says: “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit” (John 3:6).
As many as are born of the spirit are the children of God. (Romans 8:14).
It is a privilege to attain the status of a child of God. It is the grace of God given to us through faith in Jesus Christ. “in holiness and righteousness before Him, all the days of our life” (Luke 1:75) Let us guard this jealously by living as true children of God in holiness and righteousness on daily basis. Be a true child of God by living a genuine life without sin that others can see and imitate.
Insight: Everyone who accepts the Lordship of Jesus Christ is born of God.
Prayer: Help me Lord to appreciate my status as a child of God and live daily to reflect this to the world.
RBT Passage: Genesis 36-38