When we are born again, we receive new identities as children of God. Alistair Begg encourages us to marvel at God’s sovereign grace, which opens the eyes of our hearts so that we can see clearly the person and work of Christ. As members of God’s family, we aim to reflect Christ’s likeness and demonstrate that we are citizens of a heavenly kingdom.
28And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming. 29If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.
1See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears1 we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 3And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
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