Dear friends, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that whenever it is revealed we will be like him, because we will see him just as he is.—1 John 3:2 NET
“Now are we the sons of God.” That is the pier upon one side of the gulf. “It doth not yet appear what we shall be, but when He shall appear we shall be like Him.” That is the pier on the other. How are the two to be connected? There is only one way by which the present sonship will blossom and fruit into the future perfect likeness, and that is, if we throw across the gulf, by God’s help day by day, the bridge of growing likeness to Himself, and purity therefrom. — Alex. McLaren.
Daily Quiet Time - September 11
Public domain content taken from Devotional for the Quiet Hour by D.L. Moody.