Adopted: (His love and commitment are beyond measure.(click for more) “Ah yes, my friend, that’s right. God is faithful to his sons.  We have been adopted into the family of God, with the full rights of sons, and a complete inheritance.”

Rom 8:12-17, 1Pe 1:3-5, 1Jo 3:1-2: So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!" 

The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs--heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

  See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The 

reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children now, and what 

we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see 

him as he is.

A son has full privileges and legal rights in the household of his father. A son is the heir. 

I held a baby boy in front of a State Judge as I sought a legal adoption. The judge asked me why I wanted to adopt the small child. He cautioned me on the finality of the adoption decree. There would be no canceling it. The adoption could not be overturned. I would always be responsible, even if the baby boy grew into a rebellious teenager or young adult who acted illegally. 

I had a father’s heart full of joy and answered affirmatively with great assurance and confidence.

It is this way with God and me, or you, when you accept Him. He is always wanting to adopt us. His love and commitment are beyond measure.

Are you a child of the King?

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