“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”

John 8:44

This devotional is a stark reminder that you can’t claim God as your Father while living a life contrary to His ways. It’s not about mere lineage having a deep relationship with Him. Engaging in worldly behaviours contradicts calling God your Father. Your actions reveal your true lineage — either aligning with God or with the devil. Loving God means rejecting Satan; there’s no middle ground.

Talking about love for God while walking contrary to His nature signals a problem. Return to the cross, stay at Jesus’ feet, and cultivate a genuine hatred for sin. Consistently choose what glorifies God. Engage with the Holy Spirit, delve into God’s Word, pray, and distance yourself from evil. Obey God to discover His traits embedded in you.

The bold declaration that God isn’t your Father if you persist in sin underscores a fundamental truth: there are no alternatives. It’s a clear-cut choice between God and the devil. Your actions reveal your spiritual parentage. So, ask yourself, whose child are you truly?

Study: Matthew 7:16:21; John 8:12-47

Action: Choose today who your Father is and walk only in His ways.

Stay blessed!

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