Family, Showing God's Relationship
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Therefore, as we have opportunity, we must work for the good of all, especially for those who belong to the household of faith.
from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.
For the time has come for judgment to begin with God's household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who disobey the gospel of God?
But to all who did receive Him, He gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood, or of the will of the flesh, or of the will of man, but of God.
"You are sons of the Lord your God; do not cut yourselves or make a bald spot on your head on behalf of the dead,
Yet You are our Father, even though Abraham does not know us and Israel doesn't recognize us. You, Lord, are our Father; from ancient times, Your name is our Redeemer.
When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called My son. [The more] they called them, [the more] they departed from Me. They kept sacrificing to the Baals and burning offerings to idols. It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them in My arms, but they never knew that I healed them.read more.
I led them with human cords, with ropes of kindness. To them I was like one who eases the yoke from their jaws; I bent down to give them food.
For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father!" The Spirit Himself testifies together with our spirit that we are God's children, and if children, also heirs-heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ-seeing that we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.
But when the completion of the time came, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba, Father!"read more.
So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.
He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will,