Ephesians 5:1 – Verse of the Day 11/15/14
It is hard for those who have always had homes and families to imagine what is like to be adopted into a good home with loving parents. It is hard for those with loving families to imagine what life would be like without one. It is a terrible thing not to have a loving family or home, but those without such love are probably more grateful for the fact that God has adopted all who trust Him as His children.
The New Testament frequently depicts believers as the adopted children of God. God loved us so much that He gave us the status of his children and made us the heirs of the benefits that come through the death of Christ. Because we are now members of God’s family we have a reason to live in accordance with the new status and privileges of our inheritance.
As you pray, consider the inheritance that is yours in Christ – eternal life in the presence of the Holy, perfect, and loving true God, and ask God to make you thankful for all He has given you. God has made you His child through faith, so thank God for this unsurpassable gift and ask God for the strength to live in accordance with the gift you have been given.