The Bateman Family

Batemans in Argentina

Shawn Bateman, Misionary to Argentina

26 July 2019

We Are God’s Kids. So Act Like It.

We Are God’s Kids. So Act Like It.

Ephesians 5:1 “Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;”

Ephesians 5:8 “For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord walk as children of light:”

This chapter starts off with an incredible truth. I am a child of God! I don’t look to him as an angry impersonal god wanting to do me harm, or waiting for me to mess up so he can punish me. No, now I look to him as my Father, who is kind, loving, and good.

The second truth found here is just as our physical children have characteristics similar to us, their physical parents, we should also take on the characteristics of our heavenly father. We are to follow him as dear children. We walk in love (vs. 2) we abstain from certain things (vs 3-7). Why? Because we look to our father, and we follow him as children who love their father and who want to emulate him.


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