Through Christ we have been offered the gift of salvation. When we accept that gift and become followers of Christ, we are given a new spirit. We are redeemed (freed from the captivity of the world) and forgiven of our sins, making us made right before God (justification). But God didn't stop there. He adopted us. We become his children- with all the privileges and responsibilities. We’re NOT the hired help. We’re full on family members, and we can always call upon Him.
Adoption is the gracious act of God wherein He makes justified sinners His beloved children. When it comes to God’s adoption of His people, there can be no doubt or uncertainty. He is forever their Father. It is, after all, the will of God that makes justified sinners His children (John 1:12). God’s will is perfect, and it cannot be broken.
Adoption is rooted in God’s eternal plan and inexhaustible love.
His desire to place sinners in His family through the work of His Son precedes even the work of creation. We can only marvel at the kindness of God who would not call us merely His friends but also His own sons and daughters. “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are” (1 John 3:1).
We live in a world full of people longing for a home, a place to belong, and a seat at the table. God the Father, through God the Son and by the power of God the Spirit, does so much more. Repentant sinners become co-heirs with Christ in the heavenly realm.
Unlike Earthly adoption where it may be tainted by the flesh, or we seek it out. God pursues us. He lavishes us, every spiritual blessing is poured out on to us …we just have to humble ourselves and accept that the true and living God, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, by His grace, kindness, and love, makes believers members of his family.
Praise be to our glorious God that through the richness of His mercy, His love, and according to His purpose and will, that he lavishes this spiritual blessing upon those "in Christ!"