Steven A. Bush - February 4, 2024

Heirs of the Father, Joint Heirs with The Son

Heirs of the Father, Joint Heirs with The Son

Occasionally we hear stories where a very wealthy person dies and leaves their massive amount of riches to their favorite pet. The absurdity of such actions is everything from humorous to stunning. More stunning, however, is that God has made us His very own children. How absurd is it to not only make His enemies, His children, but actually inheritors?! Romans 8:14-17 puts it like this: "For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by Him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory." (NIV) God the Father has made us His heirs, even joint heirs with His Son! He purchased our adoptions by the blood of His One and Only! Astoundingly absurd? Absolutely! And what drove these actions? An unimaginable, astoundingly absurd, love! What else might we call such an absurdity as this? Unspeakably, Unimaginably, Glorious!

Scripture References: 1 John 4:7-16, 1 Corinthians 11:17-34, Romans 8:14-17

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