Today we continue our study of the God of now. Now is now. Tomorrow, now will also be now. As Webster says, now “is at the present time or moment.” There are some things in our lives that can’t wait for tomorrow. You have certain duties you need to take care in the now and you can’t put them off. That’s probably why there are so many verses in the Bible that speak of the principle of now. Let’s look at some more today, now.
In 1 John 3:1-2, the Apostle John makes a bold statement. He says God bestowed on us (gave) such great love that we are called sons of God. God’s unending love enables you and me to be part of His family. When you ask Jesus into your heart, you are received as a child of God. That’s why you can read the verse with great confidence: “Beloved, now we are the sons of God…”
You can make it more personal by saying now, today, at this moment, I am a child of God. You are His child, deeply loved and cherished. Don’t ever think you don’t qualify or that you lose your “sonship”. That’s what God’s Grace covers—when you didn’t deserve His blessings, He still extended His mercy, grace, love, and life to you. God is abundant in mercy. He never runs out, and His Grace, favor, and blessings are new every morning.
You are a child of God now, in this present moment, and in the next, and all the moments/minutes that follow. Rejoice today that right now you have a relationship with Almighty God, and His Son, Jesus. Then you can read the rest of verse 3 as you rejoice further because when He appears, you will be like Him! That’s something to shout about right now.
Here are some other verses to read and meditate on – don’t overlook them:
2 Corinthians 6:2 –“…behold, now is the accepted time: behold, now is the day of salvation.”
Hebrews 8:6 – “But now he has obtained a more excellent ministry…as a mediator of a better covenant…established on better promises.”