by Rev Joel Yong
1 John 3:9
Those who have been born from God don’t live sinful lives. What God has said lives in them, and they can’t live sinful lives. They have been born from God.
When your father teaches you a code to adhere to, about how to live life well- and you love and respect your father – you will uphold the code.
Now if you didn’t respect him or love him, then you would probably treat his words as if it were the passing of a breeze, here now, forgotten later on.
This assumes your father is a reasonably honorable man and isn’t a crook or mentally unwell when dishing out that code to live life by.
Now God is our Father in Heaven. In terms of righteousness, His record is unblemished. His wisdom is beyond compare. And so – if we love Him and respect Him – we live by what He says.
This shows we are His sons. And we acknowledge His identity as our Father.
Start reading the Bible daily today. It’s what our Father has to say to us. Only then can we know how to live according to His ways.