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Friday | 18 August 2017
The fruit of sonship

The Lord proclaimed to Abram, ‘Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.’ This is also the word of faith to us as we grow and mature as sons of God. We do not need to fear the things that come against us to stop us from being sons of God. We also know that the Lord is our shield of faith. The shield of faith is able to stop all attacks of the enemy. He is also our reward.

The reward for us is the life of God and eternal fellowship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who will live in and with us, forever. As we participate in this fellowship of offering by faith, we will live by the power of God’s life. We will grow in the same manner as a seed grows into a mighty tree, which brings forth an abundance of fruit. When we live a life of offering, in faith and with patience, we will experience the multiplication of God’s life in us and we will be able to give His life to others.

As we grow in faith and make offering as sons of God, we are living and participating in the fellowship of the Eternal Covenant. We are living in the fellowship of the name and love of God, as fruitful sons of God. We know the power of the Spirit and the blessing of life each and every day, as we join the offering and sufferings of Christ through baptism and our participation in the communion. By offering, we will prove the will of God in our lives and we will be conformed to that will. By faith, we will continue to grow as sons of God until we come ‘to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ’.


Further Study:
Colossians 1
Daily Proverb:
Proverbs 18

References:

Gen 15:1
After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, "Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; Your reward shall be very great."

Eph 6:16
in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

Rom 12:1-2
Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. (2) And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

Eph 4:11-13
And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, (12) for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; (13) until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.

Pro 4:18
But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until the full day.
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