In Galatians the word “adopted” does refer to the privilege of being adopted by a father into his family and becoming a family member, but it also refers to the inheritance we have been adopted to receive. Eph.1:18 and Col.1:12 both speak of the richness of the inheritance we have been given by our Father. Our beneficent heavenly Father has a rich inheritance for His sons. He wants all His sons to receive the rich inheritance He has adopted them to function in.
(This is the fourth excerpt from Marty Gabler’s article “Sons/Daughters of the Kingdom“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)