Children of God and children of the devil.
You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. (Jn8:44)
When you read the whole text in Jn8, there was a verbal confrontation between Jews and Jesus Christ..The Jews asserted that they were children of Abraham but Jesus said ,”no you are not , if you were Abraham’s children , you would do the works he did”. In other words, if you are Abraham’s children, your works could show, but your works are completely opposite of the works of Abraham.
Then they said God is our father and we were not born in sin, and Jesus replied, “if God was your Father you would love me (because God is love…empasis is mine), and you would know me. Vs42.
Vs 41 Jesus told them, “.You do the deeds of your father”…
And in Jn8 44 Jesus boldly told them , “You are of your father the devil…”
That’s , Jesus was the Son of God and His works were the evidence to prove it! He walked in love, humility, truth, kindness, righteousness, purity etc. In fact , Jesus said to Philip that, “…He who has seen Me has seen the Father…” (Jn14:9)!
How could Jesus confirm that these Jews who were confronting Him were satan’s sons? By their works. Its written, “…by their fruits you will know them.” (Mtt7:20)! These Jews were expert pretenders, liars, killers, haters, etc and all these things originates from satan. Its written, “He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning…” (1Jn2:8)!
Therefore any person who claims to be a child of God and yet lives in sin is lying….his lifestyle is the evidence of whose child he is.
Children of God , truly born again by the Spirit of God, imitate God their Father. Eph5:1.
Christ imitated His Father , let’s us imitate our heavenly Father as beloved children!
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