Thursday, March 13, 2008

Verses for today

Today's verses come from, Romans 8:15, and 23, Galatians 4:5, and Ephesians 1:4-5.

Romans 8:
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
Galatians 4:5: To redeem them that were under law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
Ephesians 1:4-5:
4: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

5 Having predestinated us unto the adpotion of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.

Through Christ, believers have become God's children by adoption. The goal of predestination is not to send some to hell and some to heaven, but is the believer's glorification, to make every Christian increasingly more like His Son.

As the Son of God, Jesus had a mission; and as the children of God, we have a mission as well; which we find through the intimacy of the relationship that we have with our heavenly father.

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