For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
Have you ever heard people say, “We’re all children of God!” It sounds good and it can even sound true, but this verse tells us only those who have faith in Christ Jesus are sons or children of God.
This isn’t the only place this is mentioned. In John 1:12-13, it says, “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
We are not automatically children of God at birth, though we are creations of God. We need to believe in Jesus as our Savior. If you know people who think they’re God’s child just because they were born or because they go to church or because they’re good people, remind them of these verses and pray with them to receive Christ.
A son of God through faith,
Pastor Ron Kitchell