Summary: The blessing of being a son of God
Lord Jesus, thank You that once we become Your children through trusting Christ, there is a way for us to learn and grow. Help us as we seek to come under Your discipline by establishing good habits in solitude and meditating on Your Word. May we grow stronger so that we may honor You in all we do? We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
What IS the blessings with adoption Involving the Son? EPH.1:7-12?
We see the Wonderful blessings around the Father that are ours in verses 4-6 these blessings center, how that we who are in Christ are: "Chosen by God", to be holy and without blame before Him in love. We are “Predestined by God", to receive the adoption as sons of God. We are "Accepted by God", to be highly favored by Him. How is it that we who are sinners are so blessed by God? "Chosen IN HIM," "adoption as sons BY JESUS CHRIST," "made us accepted IN THE BELOVED." It is only in Jesus Christ that we can receive these wonderful blessings!
This becomes even clearer as we now as we read EPH. 7-12, It is here that Paul develops on the Blessings Involving the Son.
What is the Blessings Involving the Son?
I. GOD HAS redeemed US. How do we define Redemption? It means a freedom that comes as a result made by a payment. It means a release, from the remorse, guilt, penalty, punishment and the power of sin over our lives. We can see the power of sin in JN 8:34 Jesus "I assure you that everyone who sins is a slave of sin.” RM 7:14 The law is good, then. The trouble is not with the law but with me, because I am sold into slavery, with sin as my master. GAL 3:13 “But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing.”
Jesus came into the world to set us free. JN 8:36 “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” OUR freedom is THROUGH CHRIST'S BLOOD.
1. The price paid in order to redeem us was the blood of Jesus 1PT 1:18-19 “For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom he paid was not mere gold or silver. He paid for you with the precious lifeblood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.”
2. By His death on the cross, Jesus has paid the price to deliver us from the bondage of sin, for which He deserves our highest praise! Rev. 5:9, 12 “And they sang a new song with these words: “You are worthy to take the scroll and break its seals and open it. For you were killed, and your blood has ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. And they sang in a mighty chorus: "The Lamb is worthy, the Lamb who was killed. He is worthy to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing."
Do you see now how God could carry out His choice to have a people who are holy and without blame, adopted as sons unto Him, when all He had to work with were sinners? Through the death of Jesus and the shedding of His blood, God was just to "redeem" or "deliver" us from the bondage of sin!