HIS DELIGHT, HIS CHILDREN, HIS PRIZED POSSESSION, HIS HEIRS
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.
Bring all who claim me as their God, for I have made them for my glory. It was I who created them.
…for the Lord delights in you and will claim you as his bride.
The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him.
The Lord will not reject his people; he will not abandon his special possession.
He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
…the Lord’s delight is in those who fear him, those who put their hope in his unfailing love.
He is the Creator of everything that exists, including his people, his own special possession. The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is his name!
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.”
For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.”
Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child.
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.
Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children.
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.
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.
Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir.
And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory.