How does God command the loyalty of Christians? Does He command loyalty in the way that dictators of this world command loyalty from their subjects? No, God commands our loyalty by loving us with an everlasting love, through the Lord Jesus Christ. One of the greatest ways in which God has shown that love to us is by adopting each believer in Christ as a son of God.
The Biblical language is very specific: All believers, men and women, boys and girls, are adopted as sons of God. Why is that important for us to understand? What great privileges are ours because this is true? Stay tuned for the answers, as we continue our study in Colossians chapter three and other passages in Paul's epistles to the churches.