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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 6611 adoption, privileges and duties of
6611 adoption, privileges and duties of

6611 adoption, privileges and duties of

As adopted members of the family of God, believers receive both the privileges and responsibilities of being children of God.

The privileges received by believers through adoption

Believers are given the Spirit of adoption Gal 4:6 See also Ro 8:15

Believers have access to their heavenly Father Eph 2:18 See also Eph 3:12; Heb 4:16

Believers become heirs with Christ of heaven Ro 8:17 See also Gal 3:29; Gal 4:7; Col 1:12; 1Pe 1:4

The benefits God gives to those he adopts

Believers are pitied by him Ps 103:13

Believers are protected Pr 14:26

Believers are provided for Mt 6:31-33

Believers receive loving discipline Heb 12:6

Believers are never forsaken Ps 94:14

Believers are assured by the Spirit Ro 8:16

The responsibilities of God’s adopted children

Believers are to walk in the light See also Jn 12:35-36; Eph 5:8; 1Th 5:4-5

Believers are to shun evil 2Co 6:17-18; Php 2:15

Believers are to purify themselves 2Co 7:1; 1Jn 3:2-3

Believers are to live obediently Mt 12:50; 1Pe 1:14; 1Jn 5:2-3

Believers are to live in peace Mt 5:9; Ro 14:19

Believers are to live in love Gal 5:13; 1Pe 4:8; 1Jn 3:18

Believers are to be watchful 1Th 5:5-6

See also

6606access to God

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