All scripture is from the New Living Translation (NLT) unless noted otherwise. Permission on section title page.

1 Samuel 12:22

For it has pleased the Lord to make you his very own people.


2 Samuel 22:20 (& Psalms 18:19)

… he rescued me because he delights in me.


Isaiah 43:7

Bring all who claim me as their God, for I have made them for my glory. It was I who created them.


Isaiah 62:4

…for the Lord delights in you and will claim you as his bride.


Psalms 24:1

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him.


Psalms 94:14

The Lord will not reject his people; he will not abandon his special possession.


Psalms 100:3

He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.


Psalms 147:11

…the Lord’s delight is in those who fear him, those who put their hope in his unfailing love.


Jeremiah 51:19

He is the Creator of everything that exists, including his people, his own special possession. The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is his name!


Zephaniah 3:17

For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness.


2 Corinthians 6:18

And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the LORD Almighty.”

Galatians 3:26

For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus.


Galatians 4:6

And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.”


Galatians 4:7

Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child.


Ephesians 2:10

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.


Ephesians 2:19 (ESV)

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.


Ephesians 5:1

Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children.


James 1:18

He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession.


1 Peter 2:9

But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.


John 5:1

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, to

1 Peter 1:4

and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.


Galatians 4:7

Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir.


Romans 8:17

And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory.