Children of the King

Children of the King


1 John 3:1 (NIV)

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!

In life, we often measure our worth based on various external factors, such as achievements, social status, or material possessions. We strive to meet society’s expectations, hoping to find validation and significance in the eyes of the world. Yet, the Bible reminds us of a profound truth: our true identity is not defined by these fleeting measures.

As I stood at the altar on my wedding day, a unique gift brought this truth to life. The pastor presented me with a heart-shaped gold pendant necklace. What made it extraordinary was its previous owner, the famous icon, Jennifer Lopez. Its value had been elevated because of its connection to someone of stature.

Our worth, too, is intrinsically linked to our connection to Someone of the highest stature—the Creator of the universe. We are called children of God. 1 John 3:1 boldly proclaims this reality. God’s love has lavished this identity upon us. It’s a gift of immeasurable worth.

Just as the necklace’s value was increased because of its previous owner, our worth is elevated because we belong to the King of Kings. We are cherished, treasured, and loved beyond measure by the One who formed us. Our value isn’t determined by our accomplishments or the world’s perception; it is deeply rooted in our identity as beloved children of God.

Knowing that you are a child of God transforms how you see yourself and others. You have a divine purpose and unwavering security. In both joy and challenges, the King of Kings stands by your side, guiding and protecting you.

Rejoice in this truth and let it change your perspective. You belong to God—the King of all creation. You are cherished beyond measure, and His love for you is immeasurable. Let the reality of 1 John 3:1 sink deep into your heart, reminding you that you are a child of God, and that is what truly matters.


How does understanding your identity as a child of God, cherished and loved by the King of Kings, impact the way you perceive your worth and value in both challenging and joyful moments of life?

In what practical ways can you release the pressure to prove your worth to the world and instead embrace your identity as a beloved child of God?