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Today's Devotional Reading
Children Of God

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For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with [him], that we may be also glorified together (Rom.8:14-17).

We are no longer children of this world, but children of our Heavenly Father. And being the children of God means that we begin to follow His example and become more and more like Him as we mature. This is not to be taken lightly. What it took for us to become the children of God required a great sacrifice. God gave up the life of His son, Jesus. Jesus forfeited His right and His life in order that we might be called the children of the Most High.
As we go from day to day and become occupied with occupations and focused on daily routine, it becomes very easy to lose sight of what it really means to be called the children of God--and what it took for us to become joint heirs with Christ.


I wish I could have taken His place,
but I am not like Him:
perfect, without blemish,
completely without sin.
I know it may be easy,
for me right now to say,
I would have died in place of Him,
and take His place that day.
For I will never have to face,
a death such as He died,
for if I had, I might have tried,
to run away and hide.
But ifs, and speculations,
will never change what is.
He took my rightful birthright,
and He gave me what was His.
I should have died in place of Him,
for all that I have done.
Instead I've gained a Father,
through the death of His own Son.
If I were some how able,
to travel back in time.
I still could not have taken His place,
for He had taken mine.

Take time today to remember what God has done for you in making you His child. Take time today to remember what it means to be His child. Christ gave up His life that we might live--what would result if we would give up our lives that He might live through us?

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