The Bible talks a lot about God being our father.
Many of us, for example, me for long time, fail to understand what it means to be a child of God according to the Bible.
In many cases, this is due to a bad relationship with our parents.
Let me share with you some verses about what it means to be a child of God according to the Bible.
Biblical quote about being a child of God
He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.
He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
| John 1:10-13
How to be a child of God according to the bible
In a general sense, human beings are children of God because He is the one who created us, however when the Bible talks about being children of God it does so in a spiritual sense.
As we saw in the previous verses, the process for God to be our father is centered on the person of Jesus.
Let’s look at this process in more detail.
The first biblical step to being a child of God in a spiritual sense is not to do what the Israelites did when Jesus was on this earth.
They did not recognize him as the messiah, the son of God.
To be children of God, we need to recognize Jesus as our personal savior, as the son of God who takes away the sin of the world.
My personal prayer
How much I would like Lord, how much I would like to have seen you in the flesh.
To have looked at your face, your eyes.
Maybe, being who I am, I wouldn’t have recognized you either, but at least I would have seen you.
Seeing you would be enough of a privilege to die immediately.
Believing in Jesus to be a son of God
Today’s study text tells us that those who are children of God in a spiritual context are those who receive and believe in Jesus as the savior of the world.
When we do this we are reborn spiritually and by being spiritually born from God through Jesus we become spiritual children of God.
My personal prayer
Lord, but now I can still see you, I beg you to give me the joy of seeing you.
I implore you the joy of experiencing you more and more in my life.
To see your providence without anything preventing me, to see it directing my steps and my future.
Lord, now I look back and see her, but at present it is difficult for me.
Do you guide me?, do you continue to guide me?
Even in my stubbornness, even in the hardness of my heart, will you guide me lord?
Do not stop doing it. Let me see you, let me recognize you.
Make me more your son, that I no longer live according to the flesh, but according to the spirit.
You are spirit, Lord I am your son, I am also Lord.
Help me to be closer to you in spirit.
Help me to experience more manifestations of your Holy Spirit in my life.
Don’t leave me Lord I beg you.
What do you think? Still wondering what it means to be a child of God according to the Bible? Share in the comments.