Monday, April 12, 2010

What does God say about adoption?

Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow. Isaiah 1:17

I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. John 14:18

But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless. Psalm 10:14b

Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to be children of God. John 1:12

For as many as are lead by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you received the Spirit of Adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father”. The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. Romans 8:14-16

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27

Lord when did we see You hungry and feed You or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick or in prison and come to You? And the King will answer and say to them “Assuredly I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren you did it to me.” Matthew 27:35-40

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

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