The believer lives as a “child of God” and may call God “Father.”
Yet the Israelites will be like the sand on the seashore, which cannot be measured or counted. In the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ they will be called children of the living God.
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith.
So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.
1 John 3,1
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!
To the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,