Isaiah of Judah, 8th century BC, God-given Scripture:
6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
7 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.
8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
Paul / Saul of Tarsus, 1st century AD, God-given Scripture:
Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
John Eadie of Glasgow, 19th century AD, helpful comments:
Adoption has its medium in Christ: but it has its ultimate enjoyment and blessing in God.
Himself is our Father
- HIS household we enter
- HIS welcome we are saluted with
- HIS name and dignity we wear
- HIS image we possess
- HIS discipline we receive
- and HIS home, secured and prepared for us, we hope for ever to dwell in.
To HIMSELF we are adopted.