John here is speaking to believers referring to them as Children, inferring father ship not unlike Christ in John 13:33. I unlike many modern commentaries which skip this part, I find this significant for two reasons:
- John is obviously advanced in his years at this point but is taking responsibility for the church and its people by calling them his own.
- We are all (that is True born again converts) Children of God, and as such must fight for others to come to Christ in that same manner.
SO GOD IS SAYING BRING ME CHILDREN!
YET EVEY YEAR WE MURDER
42 MILLION BABIES WORLD WIDE.
I have but one thought for today, what are you doing about it?
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