Monday, July 21, 2008

NOT ALL Are God's Children

Anyone could just claim that they are God’s children – even non-Bible believers could “believe” they are.

But it’s a very different thing, if God Himself will call you His child. “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!” (1 John 3:1, NKJV).

If God Himself will recognize us as His children, our tendency is to be attracted to Him! For we are made aware that He is our Father!

Others claim that God has the same kind of love for everyone. They even teach that everyone in the world is a child of God. But God’s Word declares He has greater love for His own children. The New International Version translates the first part, “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us…”!

We read also in 1 John 3:10, that there are “children of God and the children of the devil…” – NOT ALL are included in His Holy Family.

The Son of God told others, "If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do…” (John 8:42-44).

If we realize that He Himself has recognize us as His children and we experience His Great Loving Fatherly care, we will also embrace Him, as we see Him running toward us to welcome us!

Yes, we will choose to love Him – not because we choose Him to be our Father, but He has chosen us first to become His own children.

Friday, July 4, 2008

God A T T R A C T S ! !

Could you afford to reject God? Could you just set aside His Supreme Goodness?

Would you be interested in something other than Him?

David, who had a glimpse of His Divine Beauty, declared:

"One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,To behold the beauty of the LORD,And to meditate in His temple" (Ps. 27:4, NAS).

"To behold the BEAUTY of the LORD"!!

Beauty attracts! It does not repulse!

We do not tend to reject something beautiful! We do not close our eyes to it. We are drawn toward it! We gravitate closer and closer to it.

If something beautiful that is created just out of nothing attracts us, how much more the BEAUTY that is there from all eternity and will go on for eternity!?

God's Beauty is unsurpassed. He who beholds Him will so admire Him and will be satisfied God Himself dwells in him.