I know several families that have adopted children and called them their very own. These families are amazing pictures of what God has done for us. Ephesians 1:5 says, “God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.”
As adopted children, we enter into a new relationship with God. Though we were chosen before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4), we lived as an enemy of God up to the moment of our salvation (Ephesians 2:1–2). At our conversion, we were adopted into God’s family through Jesus Christ. We have a new identity—the sons and daughters of God. The eternal God is our Father (1 John 3:1–2).
And just as an adoptive child takes on the family name, we take on the name of God—we are His children, His heirs, and His ambassadors. Our Father wants us to protect His name through our thoughts, speech, and actions—we are responsible for His reputation (Romans 12:1–2). (Adopted Into God’s Family by Rod Martin, Answers in Genesis)
Have you been adopted into God’s family? If you’re not sure click on the link in our bio and choose “Who Is Jesus?” at the top of our page. Here you will find links that give you all the information you need to determine if you are ready to be a son or daughter of God.
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