“And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
God publicly declared the Sovereignty of Jesus after baptism & the Holy Spirit fell upon Him like a dove. God did not say this My child but “My Son” revealing the superiority of Sonship to His kingdom by which we obtain grace. Through faith in Christ Jesus, we are sons of God & in baptism we have put on Christ (Gal 3:26-27), & it pleases Him when we love Him & our neighbors.
Sonship is a state of liberation from bondage of sin & being united with Christ as His co-hers. It does not consider ones gender, social status, origin but spiritual inclusion through faith in Christ Jesus (Gal 3:28). Through sonship; God gives us the grace of transformation from childhood to a state of maturity by His word. In Jesus’ ancestry, we find Gentles & individuals like Bathsheba, Rahab etc who were not viewed in the same light as Mary the mother of Jesus, which reveals that His grace is for all. We also find the people of Sodom & Gomorrah who committed sexual immorality just like sons of God during the time of Noah unaware of the flood causing destruction which has been compared to the day of our Lord. Our faith in Christ is not based on personal performance but on the grace of God brought to us through His death & resurrection. Through faith we are Abraham’s seed according to the promise & have been clothed with Christs’ robe of righteousness by His precious blood. We are therefore called to put on Christ by seeking Him first & His righteousness; & follow His footsteps like the Son follows the Father (Jn 5:19). As God reveled His love for Jesus by calling Him His Son publicly, the same love He has shown us by giving us eternal life through faith in His only begotten Son. We have therefore been clothed in Christ, we are no longer children under law governed by tutors, but sons directed by the Holy Spirit & co-heirs together with Christ through grace, destined to remain thankful for the benefits of sonship.
We thank You Abba Father for making us Your sons through Your unending love & grace, we praise Your holy name. Like the prodigal son, we are lost without You; have mercy on us Lord & order our steps. We seek to know You more Lord as our hearts & thoughts yearn to be synchronized with Yours. Our Father who at in heaven; hallowed be Your name; Your kingdom come; Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven, give us this day our daily bread & forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptations but deliver us from all evil; for thine is the kingdom the power & glorify, forever & ever. Amen
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