Bible Society of South Africa

New Year – Day 10

Rule 10: Be part of God’s family.

Bible text(s)

Living in the Light

1Since you are God's dear children, you must try to be like him.

Ephesians 5:1GNBOpen in Bible reader

Children of God

1See how much the Father has loved us! His love is so great that we are called God's children — and so, in fact, we are. This is why the world does not know us: it has not known God. 2My dear friends, we are now God's children, but it is not yet clear what we shall become. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he really is.

1 John 3:1-2GNBOpen in Bible reader

10And you have, in fact, behaved like this towards all the brothers and sisters in all Macedonia. So we beg you, our brothers and sisters, to do even more.

1 Thessalonians 4:10GNBOpen in Bible reader

12Some, however, did receive him and believed in him; so he gave them the right to become God's children.

Be part of God’s family. Life is a group outing which embraces family, community, church, country and all that it entails! Accept that there are sacred ties that bind you and that freedom only has meaning in belonging to a community – a community which defines your place in the greater order of things.

Bible Society of South Africav.4.16.20
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