to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.
The Father has accepted all who are in Christ Jesus because of what Jesus has done for us. In one episode of the Andy Griffith show, Andy and Barney get an invitation to become a part of a very prestigious men’s club. Barney who was always trying to find his value and worth in what others thought of him tried to act like someone he was not. He tried to impress those in the club to get accepted and they did not get into the club. When we as believers in Christ try and find our worth in being accepted by others it will often lead us to act like someone we are not. In doing so we then begin to drift away from God no longer living as a Christian and we therefore break our fellowship with Him. But God has already accepted us through the blood Christ shed for us. We no longer need to try and find our worth in others, for our sole worth comes from God. So as a born again child of God don’t try to be someone you are not to gain man’s acceptance, and don’t fall for the lie that God has not accepted you. Because of what Jesus did for you, you are already accepted by God.