Sep 1, 2008

Rom 9:8 - snippet - Adoption by promise

Rom 9:8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.

The theme of adoption is one of the best in the bible - since it is abundant with grace and love - the essence of our Lord. This is a small topic in that, wherein we (the children of promise, the believers) are counted as the children of promise. (It is not the descent which matters to the lord (i.e. the descendants of Abraham need not be counted children, but those whom God chose by their belief in His promise become the children of God - also known as children of the covenant) )

Thoughts for your own reflection :

Rom_4:11-16

Gal_4:22-31