Wednesday, January 4, 2012

God Adopted Us

Ephesians 1:4b-6

When a lost sinner is saved by the grace of God, he is forever altered.


He is altered in his practice.

He is to be holy. He has been set apart for the exclusive use of the Lord.


He is altered in his position.

He is blameless in God’s sight. When God sees him, He does not see a sinner fit for Hell; He sees a saint worthy of Heaven!

He does not see him as he is; He sees him as He has made him in Jesus.


When a lost sinner is saved by the grace of God, he is adopted into His family.


He is adopted permanently.

He is a son of the Father forever. He is eternally secure.

He immediately has all the rights of a legitimate son in the new family.

Old debts and obligations connected with his former life are cancelled out and abolished.


God works in time to bring him to faith in Christ.

God will make sure that at the precise moment he would be ready to hear the gospel, repent of his sins, and embrace the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior.

Every event in his life is God working to bring him to faith in Jesus Christ.


God sent His Son to redeem him.

Salvation is possible only because of what His Son did for us on Calvary (Eph. 1:7).

His Son gave His life to redeem us from the bondage in sin.

The death of His Son on the cross made our adoption by the Father a reality.


God adopted him because of His love. God also adopt him because of the good pleasure of His will.


When a lost sinner is saved by the grace of God, he is accepted through his relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Apart from the Lord Jesus Christ, all his efforts at religion and holiness are useless.


Why did God do all these for him? He did them for the praise of the glory of His grace. God does everything He does for His Own glory.


Some thoughts.
  • God, in His sovereign power, come to where we are, call us to the Lord Jesus Christ and save our souls.
  • We have what we have in Jesus Christ simply because He got glory and received pleasure from our salvation.
  • We should humble ourselves before Him to thank Him for His grace in salvation.
  • We should live every moment for the praise of His glory.


Elvirah said...

I am grateful to God who forgave all my iniquities and adopted me to be his child forever. Now i am a part of his inheritance and i hope to see him one day.

Donna said...

This is true! I put a link to this post on my blog.