Orphans, Visitation, Adoption…

This is a subsidiary post of Father and Son.

Related post:  The Adoption of the Sons of God

God was not willing that His children should be kept by the evil one.  Therefore, He arranged to relieve their orphan status by adopting them through Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:5).

Related post:  Alienation, Estrangement, Separation…

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Key Verse

John 14:18  –  “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”


Luke 19:44  –  “…because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.”

John 14:18  –  “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”

*Acts 3:19, 20, 21  –  “…in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord; and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you…the period of restoration of all things…”

Romans 8:23  –  “…waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons…”

Galatians 4:4, 5  –  “…that we might receive the adoption as sons.”

*Hebrews 12:8  –  “But if you are without discipline…then you are illegitimate children and not sons.”

James 1:27  –  “…to visit orphans and widows in their distress…”

1 Peter 2:12  –  “…glorify God in the day of visitation.”


Psalm 68:5  –  “A father of the fatherless…is God in His holy habitation.”

Hosea 14:3  –  “…for in You the orphan finds mercy.”

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