MONDAY, JUNE 3
Scripture: Ephesians 1:6
Ephesians 1:6 gives us the fifth Sonship Gift and says, “…to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.” “…made us accepted” is the Greek word khar-e-too-o from khar-ace, which is the word for grace. Acceptance, in the etymology of the word, starts with grace that is extended to us, in Christ. And that abundant grace manifests by God overlooking all of our faults and failures and dealing with them through the Blood of Christ. It makes us holy, blameless, adopted, fully family and called to shoulder God’s acceptance. In Sonship Gift number five, we have to agree with God that He is a benevolent Creator Who, just like adoptive parents in the earth, choose people they want to adopt. And He chose us. That makes a big change in our lives because we now become a son and a daughter with privileges and with an inheritance from the Creator of the heavens and earth. Can we acknowledge the fact that God has chosen to accept us into His Own Family? That is what we are told! Family privileges mark a major transition in Scripture. We are not just saying yes to a concept, but yes to a family relationship that has an inheritance. In order for that inheritance to become a reality, it has to be accepted and believed because it is accessed by faith. Without faith, we cannot please God. And faith is what is required to walk in our inheritance. It requires our acceptance of His acceptance of us.