1 John 3:1-3 ‘See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure’.
Do we bear the likeness of God? Can other people tell that we ‘have been with Jesus’ (Acts 4:13)? Does what we believe stack up with how we behave (James 2:14-26)? John’s assertion is that the Father’s love changes EVERYTHING: our lives; our standing before God; our security; our priorities; our behaviour; our hope; our past, present and future…
‘See what great love the Father has lavished on us?’
God Bless Brett