God knew us before we were created, He has called us from our mother’s womb.
We have been predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that we might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
This is not something trivial. Being firstborn means we get firstborn rights – a double portion of the inheritance (Deuteronomy 21:17).
Jacob tricked Esau of his firstborn rights as well as his firstborn blessings from Isaac and he had to go on the run for 20 years! It must have been worth it for him.
What more being firstborn of our God Most High?
Today we don’t have to swindle anyone to get our firstborn rights, Jesus died to give that to us, making us eligible for all of God’s blessings and a double portion of His inheritance.
Let that sink in into your heart!
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