Galatians 3:23-29 - Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. 24 So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. 25 Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.
26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
The children of God. Who are they? According to scripture, it is those who were once held bondage to the law, but have now been redeemed, justified, purchased by the blood of Christ by faith.
Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh.
Many people have tried to be right with God on the basis of keeping the commandments of being good and doing good deeds. But scripture declares on this morning that being right with God based on keeping the law (works) is impossible.
Jesus came to do what the law could not do. Matthew 5:17 - "Don't misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose.
Ephesians 2:8-9 - 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
Salvation by faith alone is how to become one of God's children.
God is no respector of person for scripture declares that through faith in Jesus Christ, we are all children of God.
Even though our earthly family naturally have similarities and resemblance of other family members, physical similarities does not matter in the kingdom. Only spiritual similarities. Our sealing mark that distinguishes who we are as children of God is "FAITH AND LOVE"! Those are the mark of the beleivers that have been adopted as children of God and the seed of Abraham.
It does not matter to God if you are a gentile, Jew, Greek, slave, free, male or female. Salvation is for all who have accepted God through Christ by Faith. The Apostle Paul says in Galatians 3;28- There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, fo you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Are you a child of God? Jesus says in Matthew 18:3 I assure you that unless you are converted and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of God.
It is very important that you know whether or not you are a child of God that is "after the spirit and not of the flesh." The reason being is because they both have consequences - the "flesh" produces "death," while the "Spirit" produces "life and peace." Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
As you and I look upon our life in Christ, what do you see more of - "death" or "life and peace"?
I can only hope and pray that on today, you have been identified as a child of God through Christ by faith.
God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for giving us a new name "Children of God"!
I love you all with the love of Christ.
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