Daily Bread 4/11/2023


    Daily Bread – April 11, 2023 (The Third Day – Genesis 1:9-13) Romans 8:19 – For the Creation eagerly awaits the manifestation of the sons of God. The Sons/Children Of God Here in Romans 8 verses 16 and 17, the Greek word for children, ‘teknon’ was used. Now in verse 19 the word for son, ‘huios’, is used again as in verse 14. The Greek phrase for “sons of God” is used twice in Romans, twice in the Gospels and once in Galatians (Romans 8:14,19; Matthew 5:9; Luke 20:36; Galatians 3:26). The saints are referred to as the “sons”, ‘huios’, four times: twice in Galatians 4:5-6 and twice in Hebrews 12:7-8. The Greek phrase for “children of God” is found 11 times and God’s saints are referred to as children 1 time (John 1:12, 11:52; Romans 8:16, 21, 9:8,26; and Philippians 2:15; 1 John 3:1,2, 10, 5:2; Ephesians 5:1). It appears these words are interchangeable and no definite intent to describe a difference between saints now and in the future is being communicated. Furthermore, Israel is referred to as the “sons of God” even though they were not born of His Spirit (Deuteronomy 14:1; Jeremiah 3:22; Ezekiel 2:4). The only distinction we might make is that Old Testament son-ship refers to a covenant relationship instead of the spiritual birth enjoyed by those of the New Covenant. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen