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Then you will say to Pharaoh: This is what Yahweh says: Israel is My firstborn son. I told you: Let My son go so that he may worship Me, but you refused to let him go. Now I will kill your firstborn son!”
and My people who are called by My name humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.
“You are sons of the Lord your God; do not cut yourselves or make a bald spot on your head on behalf of the dead,
His people have acted corruptly toward Him;
this is their defect—they are not His children
but a devious and crooked generation. Is this how you repay the Lord,
you foolish and senseless people?
Isn’t He your Father and Creator?
Didn’t He make you and sustain you?
I will be a father to him, and he will be a son to Me. When he does wrong, I will discipline him with a human rod and with blows from others.
In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence
and his children have a refuge.
Yet You are our Father,
even though Abraham does not know us
and Israel doesn’t recognize us.
You, Yahweh, are our Father;
from ancient times,
Your name is our Redeemer.
I thought: How I long to make you My sons
and give you a desirable land,
the most beautiful inheritance of all the nations.
I thought: You will call Me, my Father,
and never turn away from Me.
They will come weeping,
but I will bring them back with consolation.
I will lead them to wadis filled with water
by a smooth way where they will not stumble,
for I am Israel’s Father,
and Ephraim is My firstborn.
Isn’t Ephraim a precious son to Me,
a delightful child?
Whenever I speak against him,
I certainly still think about him.
Therefore, My inner being yearns for him;
I will truly have compassion on him.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
Then the Lord said:Name him Not My People,
for you are not My people,
and I will not be your God. Yet the number of the Israelites
will be like the sand of the sea,
which cannot be measured or counted.
And in the place where they were told:
You are not My people,
they will be called: Sons of the living God.
When Israel was a child, I loved him,
and out of Egypt I called My son.
The peacemakers are blessed,
for they will be called sons of God.
so that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. For He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
Then the righteous will shine like the sun in their Father’s kingdom. Anyone who has ears should listen!
But love your enemies, do what is good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is gracious to the ungrateful and evil.
But to all who did receive Him,
He gave them the right to be children of God,
to those who believe in His name, who were born,
not of blood,
or of the will of the flesh,
or of the will of man,
but of God.
All those led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father!” The Spirit Himself testifies together with our spirit that we are God’s children, read more.
and if children, also heirs—heirs of God and coheirs with Christ—seeing that we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.
that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage of corruption into the glorious freedom of God’s children.
For those He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers.
That is, it is not the children by physical descent who are God’s children, but the children of the promise are considered to be the offspring.
Therefore, come out from among them
and be separate, says the Lord;
do not touch any unclean thing,
and I will welcome you. I will be a Fatherto you,
and you will be sonsand daughters to Me,
says the Lord Almighty.
for you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, heirs according to the promise.
to redeem those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba, Father!” So you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will,
So then you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with the saints, and members of God’s household,
The Gentiles are coheirs, members of the same body, and partners of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.
so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God who are faultless in a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world.
For in bringing many sons to glory, it was entirely appropriate that God—all things exist for Him and through Him—should make the source of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For the One who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one Father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers,
for the Lord disciplines the one He loves
and punishes every son He receives. Endure suffering as discipline: God is dealing with you as sons. For what son is there that a father does not discipline?
Furthermore, we had natural fathers discipline us, and we respected them. Shouldn’t we submit even more to the Father of spirits and live?
3 1 Look at how great a love the Father has given us that we should be called God’s children. And we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it didn’t know Him. Dear friends, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him because we will see Him as He is.
This is how God’s children—and the Devil’s children—are made evident.The Command to Love Whoever does not do what is right is not of God, especially the one who does not love his brother.
You are from God, little children, and you have conquered them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
The victor will inherit these things, and I will be his God, and he will be My son.
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