Week 1, Day 5

Week 1: God’s Eternal Purpose and His Economy

II. God selected and predestinated many people to be His sons – Eph. 1:4-5: (continued)

B. We were predestinated by God the Father unto sonship – Eph. 1:5:
1. This is to have God the Father’s life (John 3:16), being made God’s children, the same as God is in life by being born of God after God’s kind through regeneration (John 1:12-13; 1 Pet. 1:3).
2. This is for our being “sonized” with God the Father’s life in our entire tripartite being – 1 John 5:11-12; Rom. 8:10, 6, 11; 1 John 3:2.

John 1:12-13 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the authority to become children of God, to those who believe into His name, 13 Who were begotten not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

1 John 5:11-12 And this is the testimony, that God gave to us eternal life and this life is in His Son. 12 He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.

Romans 8:10 But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the spirit is life because of righteousness.

Romans 8:6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the spirit is life and peace.

Read over the outline points and verses above and use these for your prayer to spend time with the Lord in the Word in the morning. After your prayer time, jot down in your notebook one or two things that the Lord touched you with.

Later, watch the following short video podcast sometime during the day.