Thursday, January 23, 2014

God's Favorite Child

"For there is no partiality with God."
Romans 2:11 (NKJV)

There are some situations in life where one person is preferred above another.  Someone may have access to a place because they either work there or they have been granted special permission by someone else.  Another example is how a person who is someone's friend will be allowed to do some things that another person is not, just because of that friendship.  While these things do happen in life it is good to know that with God there is no special access or privilege for one person over another.

God loves and cares the same for all of His children.  Many Christians read stories in the Bible about some man or woman who did great things for God and think that this man or woman was in some special relationship with God.  Sometimes Christians look at Jesus and think that because He was and is God's only begotten Son that Jesus was God's favorite child and God loves Jesus more than anyone.  But, Jesus Himself said in His prayer in John 17 that God loves all of His children just as much as He loved Jesus!

So why is it that some believers have things working better in their lives than others?  It is not because some Christians have a special relationship with God and they are His favorite child, but because these believers have learned the truth of who God is and what He provided through Jesus.  We have favor and access to God because of Jesus and not based on who we are or what we have done.  The reason that Jesus and others people in the Bible did great things for God is because those people understood their relationship to God and knew that God would honor His Word when someone acted on it in faith.  God is our Father and we are all His favorite child and His Word works the same for all of us!

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