To The Bible: 1 John 3:1 KJV
“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.”
In 1 John 3:1, rather than use the Greek word “huios” for “sons,” which refers to sons of figurative kingship, John chooses the word “teknon,” describing you as a vital son (or daughter) of God – one actually born of His Spirit. In other words, you bear the very genes of your Father, and your sonship is distinct and undeniable.
But, there’s a legal aspect to this, because the Bible says in 1 Corinthians 6:20, “For ye were bought with a price: glorify God therefore in your body” This legal aspect is, in fact, what made your vital sonship possible. As a result, you now have the life of God in you; you’re no ordinary kid.
The Bible records, “And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father” (Galatians 4:6 KJV). Take advantage of your privileged position as a child of God in truth. Let the qualities of God’s personality be evident in your character and daily living. Inspire your peers; show them the light, and be an exemplary icon of Christ in your world.
Dear Father, I thank you for making me your child in truth; both in legal and vital terms. I’m glad I bear your divine DNA inside me. Therefore, I’m more than a conqueror. I’m a participator in the divine experience. The effect of this life is apparent in everything I do, in Jesus’ Name.
List 5 things you’ll begin to do differently, knowing that you’re a “teknon” of God