Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a darling child? for as often as I speak against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my heart yearns for him; I will surely have mercy on him, says Yahweh.
Yet the number of the children of Israel will be as the sand of the sea, which can't be measured nor numbered; and it will come to pass that, in the place where it was said to them, 'You are not my people,' they will be called 'sons of the living God.'
But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God's children, to those who believe in his name:
Put on therefore, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, humility, and perseverance;
1 John 3:1
Behold, how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! For this cause the world doesn't know us, because it didn't know him.
You shall remember that you were a bondservant in the land of Egypt, and Yahweh your God redeemed you: therefore I command you this thing today.
You shall remember that you were a bondservant in the land of Egypt: therefore I command you to do this thing.
Therefore be merciful, even as your Father is also merciful.
For you are all children of God, through faith in Christ Jesus.
1 John 4:11
Beloved, if God loved us in this way, we also ought to love one another.