If our sonship (through adoption) assures us of God’s love, it also requires love from us. It is natural and right for a child to love his/her Father. What do we think of a child who repays a parent’s love with selfishness and ingratitude? Doesn’t the universe, in similar fashion, judge us who receive from God without loving Him in return. Friend, do you love your Father in Heaven? The language of love is obedience. When He says, “do this”, we do it. When He forbids a path, we avoid it because we love Him. Jesus said, “If you love me keep my commandments” (John 14:15) How strange it must appear in Heaven for people to call God “Father” and still live in rebellion and resistance. As you pray today, will you draw near to God like a child? Will you receive His love? Will you give yours in return?