“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.”
King James Version (KJV)
3:1 That we should be called - That is, should be, the children of God. Therefore the world knoweth us not - They know not what to make of us. We are a mystery to them.
1Jo 3:1 Children Born of God SUMMARY OF I JOHN 3: The Marvellous Love of the Father. Sons of God Should Be Sinless. Christ Manifested to Remove Sin. Love the Proof That We Abide in God. The Spirit a Proof That We Abide in God. Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us. 1Jo 2:29 speaks of the saints as born of God. That thought suggests the wonderful love in allowing us to be born again and thus to become God's children. That we should be called the sons of God. What greater glory than to be acknowledged as sons of the King of Kings! Therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. If the world does not know the Father it will not know his children.