Here is the clear difference between God’s children and the Devil’s children: those who do not do what is right or do not love others are not God’s children – 1 John 3:10 GNT
This has been a very sobering message for me. Timely and greatly needed. We learnt last week that speaking out our faith is part and parcel of our faith life, however speaking out without living out what we have believed is a mere profession, and saying things that are not rooted in action stemming from the heart is null and void, it is powerless, it will not yield fruit that is everlasting and distinguishable towards our account in our heavenly record.
It is important to be armoured with the full armour of God as taught in Ephesians 6, however we cannot just think of outward protection when we are vulnerable inwardly because of discrepancies in doing the Word. This armour is not meant to be used as an incantation in the day of trouble, but as an everyday spiritual stance, layered on daily to make a solid, thick covering, impenetrable from any side by the wicked one.
Matthew 6:33 GNT “Instead, be concerned above everything else with the Kingdom of God and with what he requires of you, and he will provide you with all these other things”, in putting first things first, we ought to love the Lord our God with all our hearts, and to love the Lord is to do what He says, and He says first manifest the Kingdom, pursue righteousness and He will do His responsibility as our Father and Lord to protect and guard our lives.
Those who do not do what is right or do not love others are not God’s children!