Gal. 3:26,27 So you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have been made like him.
Two things jump out at me in these verses today. The first is that we ALL are children of God when we trust in Jesus for the forgiveness of our sins. There is no preferential treatment in the family of God. The Kingdom of God knows no boundaries and human distinctions. Children of God vary in language, culture, status in life, and worship expressions. God does not disown any of His children simply because they are not all the same. He has created variety in His family and we must be very careful what kind of opinions we develop about those who live and worship differently than we do.
The other thing I notice is that all who are in Christ are made to be like Him. Jesus does not save us to be different than He is. We are saved to become like Him. His Spirit is constantly at work in us to change us into the likeness of Christ. Some of us need more changing than others, but we all need changing. No one is exempt from the workings of the Spirit. The process begins at Calvary and ends in Glory. We need to be aware of what needs to be changed and then let the Spirit work on us to bring about the changes.
Let us thank the Lord today that the kingdom of God is no country club with exclusive membership and that the Spirit is at work in us to make us more like Jesus every day of our lives.