THE GLORY OF DIVINE LOVE
1 John 3:1 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.
Insight and Highlight
The world does not respect or recognize the true child of God because from the first, it did not recognize God.
God not only promised Divine love itself, but He also gave it.
Everyone born of God receives a title of endearment and is collectively called "children of God".
Had the world or people around us known God, they would know His children.
It is the glory of God's love expressed in evidence of sonship towards and in us. The glory, not common to everyone but the souls whom He sees to have given all to Him.
Many people's judgment of who a child of God is, usually is based on good works. Though a good standard of measure, there are more and higher indicators of who a child of God is. This can be best accessed through the spiritual eye.
John warns us saying if people do not
know us as children of God, we ought not to be too surprised because they never respected nor acknowledge the existence of the true God.
The world persecuted Jesus, John 5:16, Jesus said there are people who do not want to hear the word of God because they do not belong to God, John 8:47.
Though the proof of who we are in Christ is known unto people, 1 Tim 3: 7, 2 Cor 3:2, it is above all things most important that Jesus sees you as His own, John 10:14.
If people acknowledge you but are not known of Christ, it will be a colossal loss, Matt 7:23.
God amazes us in all He does, Matt 8:27. The Apostle John wants us to behold in amazement yet realize the reality of this love. It is a great privilege, not everyone is a child of God.
Call to Word action
John 1:10-11 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
He came unto his own, and his own received him.
The Christian clarion duty
Jesus came to die for the world and to save it from destruction but not everyone is born of God, only those who received Him, ref John 1:12-13
John 17:25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
Lord, let this be my testimony, in Jesus' name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day, today.
God bless you.