Day One: Behold What Manner Of Love!

1 John 3:1-3 (NKJV)
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

“This, of course, is what we already are: we are children of God, we live in the light, and we are free from sin. John does not state explicitly in what new ways we shall be like Jesus at the parousia. But we may assume that the privileges which we now enjoy in a partial manner will then be ours fully and completely. Not only so, but we may also recollect that our hope is to see Jesus in his glory and therefore our hope is to share his glory, a hope that is clearly expressed by Paul.” – Howard Marshall, The Epistles of John, NICNT, p.172.

Prayer: Let’s pray for ourselves and the church, that as we hold to the hope of glory, we will continue to grow in the love of the Father to be made more like Jesus every day.

Song: Let’s worship the Lord with this song by Matt Redman, (click here) “One Day.”