Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Power of Sons!

by Cathy Weymouth

Saturday 7/30/11 Isaiah 60-62; John 1 - The Power of Sons!

S= Scripture; O= Observation; A= Application; P= Prayer

S - John 1:11-12 JBP, He (Jesus) came into his own world, and his own people would not accept him.  Yet wherever men did accept him he gave them the power to become sons of God.  These were the men who truly believed in him ...

O - John is describing Jesus creating the world and them coming to the world he created.  When people accept or receive Jesus by believing in him, not only do they become God's children, but with that position comes power!  Being God's child includes gaining the power of a son.

A - I love reading a different translation because things pop out that I didn't see in the one I have used for years.  My version doesn't use the word power, so it stood right out to me! (JB Phillips New Testament has been a joy to read this year!).  In the Greek, this word power includes authority, liberty, power, right and strength.  These are the features we gain as God's sons.  We have the right to be God's sons!  We have authority and liberty and power. Sometimes life becomes overwhelming and we forget who we are in Jesus.

P - Father, thank you for the gift of Jesus.  Thank you that you gave me the opportunity to accept Him and thus gain all this power.  May we all rise up in that authority and not limp along in life. Amen.

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