Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, … In love He predestined us for adoption to Himself as sons through Jesus Christ …
The believers who first read these words were under Roman rule, and adoption had meaning that we could easily miss. Under Roman law, adoption of a son was irrevocable, his inheritance was guaranteed, and he could never be sold as a slave.
We have the same certainty, having been adopted by our Father in heaven and given every spiritual blessing in our older brother—Jesus. How astounding that God loves us that much!
Praise God that He loves us, adopts us, and blesses us as His sons!