If You’re a Son or Daughter of God, Can You Say About Yourself, “Like Father, Like Child”?

They say, “Like father, like son” or “like mother, like daughter.” If you are a child of God, can you say that about your relationship with your Heavenly Father? Do your spiritual qualities illustrate that you are your Father’s child?

Yahweh God’s Word informs us that whoever “doesn’t do righteousness is not of God” because God is righteous (1 John 3:10, WEB). All “unrighteousness is sin,” and one who is born of God does not and cannot commit sin because God’s seed “remains in him.” (1 John 5:17, 3:9) This means that a true child of God does not live a lifestyle of sin. Instead, through the help of divine power implanted in them, God’s child lives righteously by mirroring the spiritual qualities of their Father in heaven.

Does your righteousness reflect the righteousness of your Father? Let us see some of the traits of Yahweh’s righteousness and a few of their associated commandments:


Yahweh loves righteousness and justice, which are the foundation of His throne (Psalm 33:5, 89:14). Justice is fairness, and the truthful administration of what each person deserves without partiality or prejudice, whether it be at one’s home, workplace, or at the court of law.

God’s commandments on justice:

“Keep far from a false charge, and don’t kill the innocent and righteous: for I will not justify the wicked.” (Exodus 23:7)

God does not justify the wicked, and neither should we, if we want to be the children of God. If someone is truly guilty of a crime, they should be punished appropriately. No attorney should defend a truly guilty criminal.

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