If children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ.
If you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! § Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. § [God] predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will.
Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me.
He who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations. § To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
Rom. 8:17; Gal. 3:29; 1 John 3:1; Gal. 4:7;
Eph. 1:5; John 17:24; Rev. 2:26; 3:21
Things which are despised God has chosen.
Look, are not all these who speak Galileans?
Jesus … saw two brothers … casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, “Follow Me.” § Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.
My speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit … He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. § We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God.
1 Cor. 1:28; Acts 2:7; Matt. 4:18–19; Acts 4:13;
1 Cor. 2:4–5; John 15:16, 5; 2 Cor. 4:7