Praying with Eyes Wide Open - 'What Manner of Love?'
I John 3
Verse 1 tells us who we are—members of God’s family. Verse 2 tells us who we are becoming—reflections of God. The rest of the chapter tells us what we take with us as we grow to resemble God: 1) victory over sin 2) love for the brothers and sisters 3) confidence before God. As believers, our self-worth is based on the fact that God loves us and calls us his children. We are his children now, not just sometime in the distant future. Knowing that we are his children encourages us to live as Jesus did.