Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
That he might
He did this by predestining us to adoption as his sons through Jesus Christ, according to the pleasure of his will --
1 Peter 1:20
He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was manifested in these last times for your sake.
Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to arouse its desires.
They do not belong to the world just as I do not belong to the world.
1 Corinthians 15:49
And just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, let us also bear the image of the man of heaven.
2 Corinthians 3:18
And we all, with unveiled faces reflecting the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another, which is from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
For he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world that we may be holy and unblemished in his sight in love.
and to put on the new man who has been created in God's image -- in righteousness and holiness that comes from truth.
who will transform these humble bodies of ours into the likeness of his glorious body by means of that power by which he is able to subject all things to himself.
1 John 3:2
Dear friends, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that whenever it is revealed we will be like him, because we will see him just as he is.
That he might
I will appoint him to be my firstborn son, the most exalted of the earth's kings.
For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."
And the king will answer them, 'I tell you the truth, just as you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did it for me.'
Jesus replied, "Do not touch me, for I have not yet ascended to my Father. Go to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation,
For to which of the angels did God ever say, "You are my son! Today I have fathered you"? And in another place he says, "I will be his father and he will be my son."
For indeed he who makes holy and those being made holy all have the same origin, and so he is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters,
and from Jesus Christ -- the faithful witness, the firstborn from among the dead, the ruler over the kings of the earth. To the one who loves us and has set us free from our sins at the cost of his own blood
In the day he divides his inheritance he must not appoint as firstborn the son of the favorite wife in place of the other wife's son who is actually the firstborn.
This was according to the eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord,