He qualifies us for adoption

He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. (Ephesians 1:5, 6) RSV

He makes us heirs of God

In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, (Ephesians 1:11) RSV

He shows us how to live

Who ever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did. (1 John 2:6) NIV

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