Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Is Ephraim my dear son? is he the child of my delight? for whenever I say things against him, I still keep him in my memory: so my heart is troubled for him; I will certainly have mercy on him, says the Lord.
But still the number of the children of Israel will be like the sand of the sea, which may not be measured or numbered; and in place of its being said to them, You are not my people, it will be said to them, You are the sons of the living God
To all those who did so take him, however, he gave the right of becoming children of God--that is, to those who had faith in his name:
As saints of God, then, holy and dearly loved, let your behaviour be marked by pity and mercy, kind feeling, a low opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, and a power of undergoing all things;
1 John 3:1
See what great love the Father has given us in naming us the children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not see who we are, because it did not see who he was.
And keep in mind that you yourself were a servant in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God made you free: so I give you this order today.
Keep in mind that you were a servant in the land of Egypt: for this is why I give you orders to do this.
Be full of pity, even as your Father is full of pity.
Because you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
1 John 4:11
My loved ones, if God had such love for us, it is right for us to have love for one another.