Children of the Father

Isaiah of Judah, 8th century BC, God-given Scripture:

Isaiah 64:6-8

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

Ephesians 1:5

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.

About Jon Gleason

Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes
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