John 1:12 – Verse of the Day 7/27/13
In the verses following this one, John teaches us that no one is naturally a child of God, and that no one becomes a child of God on the basis of human decision (verse 13). Rather, we become children when we receive the gift of faith. Jesus took on human flesh in order that we might be saved from our state as fallen humans (verse 14). John’s point is that that it is a wonderful privilege to be considered God’s children, and this is a privilege we receive by faith.
Spend some time in prayer thanking God for the wonderful privilege of being considered His children. Thank God for the fact that Jesus took on human flesh and died for us on the cross in order that we might receive this privilege by grace and through faith.