You know that you are God's child. But, do you ever act like you're a slave? Keep Reading...
Galatians 4:6-7 NIV - Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.
In the death and resurrection of Jesus you have been given the opportunity to be in the family of God. As you surrender to his love and lordship, the Father calls you his child.
The Israelites of the Old Testament were freed from Egypt and their lives of slavery. They were led into the desert by miracles and mystery. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob stamped Israel as his own. They were no longer slaves. But they sure acted like it.
Although God protected and provided for his people as they wandered in the desert, the Israelites constantly complained. They wanted to go back to Egypt and continue their lives of slavery.
Today, it is still possible that Christians can live like slaves when they are really sons. But do not worry. God has sent the spirit of his Son into our hearts. He pulls out a longing for our Father from deep within us.
We have a choice to work with the Holy Spirit. We can agree with his Spirit within us and call out "Daddy God." If we surrender to the Holy Spirit, we can be brought into intimacy with our Father.
Live out the truth of your identity as a son of God. You are not a slave. Now live like it.
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