"For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship.
And by him we cry, 'Abba, Father.'"
By nature, we’re all children of the devil (Ephesians 2:1-3). We have no right to God’s love. But by His death on the cross, Jesus Christ has set us free from our spiritual bondage (Hebrews 2:14-15). We who were once children of the devil
have been brought into the family of God (Galatians 4:4-7).
Adoption is one of the deepest mysteries of the Gospel. Only Jesus, the eternally begotten Son of God, has a natural right to the love of God. But in Christ, God the Father has given everything to those who deserved nothing. I know exactly how that feels; I suspect you do, too. “Now if we are children, then we are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:17).
ARE YOU A CHILD OF GOD BY FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST? IF SO, DO NOT FEAR. YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN IS FOR YOU AND WITH YOU.
Bible In A Year
- Exodus 29-30
- Psalm 40
- Luke 4