As we continue through our study we now have a comprehension of Who God is. We know what it means that there is no God but one God. We know that the God the Father is Himself full deity, not lacking in “Godness” apart from His own Spirit and His own Son – but being complete. We have at least a vague but technical comprehension of the incomprehensible nature of God the Father; and we have seen His Supremacy in the godhead – the Trinity. What remains then to be seen is our own relationship to Him.
For those who are not born again the only relationship possible with God is that is the relationship of the judged to judge. But for those who come to the Father through Jesus Christ the relationship transforms beyond imagination: John 1:12 summarizes the reality when we read:
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
Through faith in Jesus Christ we are more than forgiven, we are adopted.
We are adopted by the Father’s Sovereignty
Open your Bible this morning to the first chapter of Ephesians; where we begin our journey with the Father’s role in our adoption as sons.