To the people of Israel “is the adoption to sonship;
theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law,
the temple worship and the promises. Theirs are the patriarchs,
and from them is traced the human ancestry of the Messiah,
who is God over all, forever praised. Amen.” (Rm 9:4-5)
God called His servant Abraham out of Ur and promised him a son. Through His covenant, God would bring forth a nation from the familial line of Abraham.
Through the seed of this one man, God would birth the Redeemer of the world. The Deliverer of the Nations would come from the lineage of Israel’s patriarchs-of-promise, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. A Deliverer whose very redemption would ransom a people for God . . . to become the family of God.
From one family would come one family—of the line God prepared.
God prepared a place, a people, and a nation. His plans and purposes, ready to unfold.
But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship (Gal 4:4-5).
The promises and covenants were made.
A bloodline was prepared.
All things, readied by the hands of God for the world’s Savior, waited for the fullness of time.
Salvation was coming . . . through a line divinely prepared.
Prepared by promise;
Prepared by covenant;
Prepared by blessing—
For the grace to be called His dearly beloved child.