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

Former Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes
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