Message of the Day: We Are United In Christ and Are God’s Children
“You are now children of God because you have put your trust in Christ Jesus. All of you who have been baptized to show you belong to Christ have become like Christ.” (Galatians 3:26-27, NLV)
Jews under the law were like children under the control of a guardian, but this was only in anticipation of the coming of Christ. When he came, those who trusted in him were forgiven the sins they had committed against the law and were put right with God. Instead of being like children under a guardian, they now enjoyed the freedom of full-grown mature sons of God.
Since the coming of Christ, all believers are united in him and are God’s children, regardless of race, social status, sex or the law. Being part of Christ, we are part of Abraham’s promised offspring. Those justified by faith are Abraham’s true descendants (3:26-27). All of us who have believed in Christ as the promised Messiah, and received baptism as a public declaration that we have received Christ as our Lord and Savior, have received his Spirit and emulated his character. Christ has left us an example that we should follow his steps, and we should, as Christians, have that mind in us which was in him.
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