For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth
for the manifestation of the sons of God.
For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly,
but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
Because the creature itself also shall be delivered
from the bondage of corruption
into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
|The Public Manifestation of the Sons of God|
The sons of God in the Holy Bible are a very special category of creatures in God’s vast and wondrous creation. The sons of God in the Old Testament are revealed as creatures more superior to mere man born in Adam. In the New Testament, born again believers in Christ are called sons of God. The title of son of God is conferred upon those who respond to the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ when they are saved by grace through faith in the Son of God. Their exalted status as sons of God is usually greatly underestimated in this life upon the earth. Even the believers in Corinth failed to grasp the true nature and power being sons of God, where they would one day judge angels, received a stinging rebuke by the apostle Paul. Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? (1 Corinthians 6:3)
Indeed many Christians are like the believers in Corinth who are unaware of their status as sons of God. They take this title of sons of God likely and take it for granted that the great and benevolent God should confer such titles upon them. When Christians fail to realize the greatness as sons of God, they fail to realize their true potential in this life and lose much reward in the life to come. Hence, here is a short study on the sons of God based on a sermon preached. May the Lord grant believers in Christ sobriety to walk worthy of their calling and vocation in Christ!