Jeremy Sarber

Adoption

God has granted that all those who are justified would receive the grace of adoption, in and for the sake of his only Son Jesus Christ (Eph 1:5; Gal 4:4-5). By this they are counted among the children of God and enjoy the freedom and privileges of that relationship (Jn 1:12; Ro 8:17). They inherit his name (2Co 6:18; Rev 3:12), receive the spirit of adoption (Ro 8:5), have access to the throne of grace with boldness, and are enabled to cry ā€œAbba, Father!ā€ (Gal 4:6; Eph 2:18). They are given compassion (Ps 103:13), protected (Pr 14:26), provided for (1Pe 5:7), and chastened by him as a father (Heb 12:6). Yet they are never cast off (Isa 54:8-9; La 3:31) but are sealed for the day of redemption (Eph 4:30) and inherit the promises as heirs of everlasting salvation (Heb 1:14; 6:12).