Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
It is Gods will, His purpose and desire, to bring men into fellowship with Himself that He might bless them with unsearchable riches. In salvation, He makes it righteous for Him to do this upon men who were once defiled. He washed away their sins and them makes His abide in them. In the words of our text He justifies men by faith in order to “accept” them, “adopt” them, and join them unto Himself. Fellowship with Deity! What a work.
– Brother Pat Woods