JOINT HEIRS WITH CHRIST
5: he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—
1:5 “Predestined” means marked out beforehand. This is another way of saying that salvation is God’s work and not our own doing. In his infinite love, God has adopted us as his own children. Through Jesus’ sacrifice, he has brought us into his family and made us heirs along with Jesus (Romans 8:17). In Roman law, adopted children had the same rights and privileges as biological children, even if they had been slaves. Paul uses this term to show how strong our relationship to God is. Have you entered into this loving relationship with God? For more on the meaning of adoption, see Galatians 4:5-7. Tyndale. Life Application Study Bible NIV.
How truly AMAZING is the phase “joint heirs with Christ.” That means we are children of the one true God, entitled to the same rights and privileges as the Father’s Son, Jesus Christ. And as an adopted son of Bill and Margaret Brooks i can tell you I get every bit as much LOVE and legal authority as my sister and brother. So i can't wait to see JESUS in Heaven and be GOD'S adopted son!!
ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS as “joint heirs” TO THE SONSHIP with JESUS CHRIST
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