In Christ #3 Eph
he chose Here Paul applies to believers a concept that formerly applied to Israel alone
Just as God chose Israel as His treasured possession, He now elects believers to receive the blessings mediated through Christ
Adopted as sons through Jesus Christ: Through God’s purposeful love, believers are adopted into God’s family. Adoption is the legal declaration that we are God’s children with all of the rights, privileges, and duties belonging to believers.