Devotion of the Day

Is God Your Father?

I will be a Father unto you.
II Corinthians 6:18

Yes, if you are born from above by faith in His Son. Popular modern preaching to the contrary notwithstanding, He is the father of them only that believe (Gal. 3:26). Jesus’ Word to the Pharisees, “Ye are of your father the devil” (John 8:44), is forgotten these days.

But we are told that if we come out and are separate and touch not the unclean thing, God will be a Father unto us. Does His Fatherhood depend on our separation? No, it depends on our regeneration. But He cannot be to some of us the Father He wants to be because we are not in fellowship. There are fathers who cannot be to their children what they want to be because their children are in no condition for such favors. Sometimes they must be corrected and chastised. What a grief it is to want to do things for a child whose rebellious spirit makes it impossible! God wants to bless us with all the riches of His grace, but He cannot until we are separated from sin and made “blessable.”

God may be your Father in relationship and still not be your Father in fellowship. Don’t miss anything His Fatherhood holds for you!

Devotion of the Day

Where Are You Going?

Lord, to whom shall we go?
John 6:68

Where could we go? Look down all other roads and see what they have to offer. It is Christ or else. The wisdom of man, the religions of the world, have no answer to the soul’s desperate cry, “Where could I go but to the Lord?”

Where would we go? If we do not follow the Light we go out into darkness, utter and eternal. We would go to hell if we did not go to Him. “He that believeth not is condemned already.”

Where should we go? To Jesus of course. Plain common sense tells us that nothing else satisfies. He has proven His case long ago. We ought to be Christians. God commands us to repent and believe.

It is a matter of eternal alternatives: saved or lost, justified or condemned, heaven or hell. “He that is not with me is against me.”

“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man.” I am the way. Which way are you going?