God created our bodies and our spirits. That is why He is called the Father of spirits. However, as our Father in heaven, it does not mean that we are all counted as His children. This comes through faith in Jesus. We will learn about this later on. Speaking of the Lord of spirits, Moses said, “let the Lord, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation, Which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in; that the congregation of the Lord be not as sheep which have no shepherd.” (Numbers 27:16,17) Therefore, we have life because God created us. This being our bodies and our spirits. And because God is our Father, it means He may chasten us throughout our lifetime. This way we are walking in His light and not darkness. Paul wrote, “and ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.” (Hebrews 12:5,6) Those who love God also don’t mind when He rebukes us when we fall into sin, as it helps us.
Paul further explained that we are either bastards or God’s children. Only if we allow God to correct us are we His sons and daughters. It profits us that we do what God says and live in His holiness. This means we believe in Jesus and love what He loves. It is written, “if ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.” (Hebrews 12:7-10) Therefore, as gentiles we are adopted into the family of God through faith in Jesus. Paul taught, “for ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:26) Therefore, we have a Father of our Spirits, but those He calls His sons are those who believe in Jesus and also do what He says. So the next person that says we are all children of God, you can help them know why this is wrong. Amen.
Let us pray:
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. You are the Lord of the Spirits and I am grateful to know You, God. Thank You for creating my body and my spirit. It was in my mother’s womb that You fashioned me into the person I would become today. You knew how I would turn out and blessed me even before I was born. Thank You, Lord, for seeing past the pitfalls in my life to where I am today. Surely, You have blessed Your children. It is unfortunate that people decide to not know or follow You. They love their own lives so much, instead of being chastened by You, my Father. It is so terrible that people are justifying their sins day in and day out, while denying their own conscience that says what they are doing is wrong. You do speak to each person on earth, throughout our lives, but only a few people respond favorably to You. This is sad but true. How is it that people can honor their earthly Father and not honor You, who is the Father of the heavens and earth? Our earthly father is a gift from Your hands, but I see You, my Father, and feel blessed to be Your son. Lead me, Lord. Help me do what is right in Your sight. Rebuke me if I am doing anything wrong. I love You, God. I give You glory. Amen.