“Dear friends, we are now God’s children, but what we will be like has not been revealed yet. We know that when the Messiah is revealed, we will be like him, because we will see him as he is.” (1 John 3:2, ISV)
John cannot find words to express his feelings when he considers the great love God has shown in making sinful people his children. They now think and act according to the nature of their heavenly Father, with the result that unbelievers, who think and act according to the world’s standards, cannot understand them. God’s children know little about the nature of life in the world to come, but they know at least that in some way they will be like Christ (3:1-3).
This is good reason for us to become as much like Christ as possible in our present lives. This is our destiny and glory, to be like Jesus who is like God. This is also enough to move us with hope, and to sustain us in the trials of life.
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