Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all.
You are a child of God because God is your father and He is responsible for you. You become His son however because you can represent him and are responsible to Him.
Children are born while sons are given (Isaiah 9:6
and John 3:16
). To be born again is good since it is the beginning of your walk with the Father, however, it is better that you grow into a son and best that you keep growing. You are a son when your Father can give or send you to a person, a group, or nations to represent Him.
It is only to sons that God will commit His estate. Matthew 11:27
(KJV) puts it this way in speaking of Jesus, â€˜All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him.â€™
Growing into a son requires that you receive the life and wisdom of your father, and by reason of them become like your father, such that whosoever sees you will see your father through you.
You are not the one to declare yourself a son, that is the Fatherâ€™s to do (Galatians 4:2
and Romans 1:4
). However, you can know that you are growing out of childhood into sonhood (maturity) by measuring how much of you has been totally given to God. The extent to which you have given yourself to God is the extent to which He can give you as an answer to the problem of others.
Go into today knowing that God is seeking for sons who will represent Him. It is your level of growth that will determine how useful you will be to God. So, if you desire to be used of God, you must seek to grow.
Pray this way: Father, I commit myself to learning and obeying your word and growing into sonship. Help me Lord to do this, in Jesus name. Amen.
â€”Dr. Emmanuel James
YEARLY BIBLE PLAN: Job 21-22
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