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Daily Bible Verse - 1/30/2008 - John 1:12

NIV Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God-
KJV But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
NASB But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,
John 1:12

Fallen human beings are not children of God by nature; this is the privilege only of those who have faith, a faith generated in them by the sovereign action of God (v. 13).

Whitlock, L. G., Sproul, R. C., Waltke, B. K., & Silva, M. (1995). Reformation study Bible, the : Bringing the light of the Reformation to Scripture : New King James Version. Includes index. (Jn 1:12). Nashville: T. Nelson.

Did you know?
John softens the sweeping rejection of Messiah by stressing a believing remnant. This previews the book (JOHN) since the first 12 chapters stress the rejection of Christ, while chaps. 13-21 focus on the believing remnant who received Him.

MacArthur, J. J. (1997, c1997). The MacArthur Study Bible (electronic ed.) (Jn 1:12). Nashville: Word Pub.

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