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Not a slave, but a son!

Scripture reading for August 20th:  Psalm 108-111, Galatians 4

Key Scriptures:  Galatians 4:4-7 “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.  And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba, Father!”  So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.” 

Paul carefully explained God’s amazing plan to redeem those in slavery to sin under the law and it’s curse of death.  God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, born of woman, and born under the law.  He identified with sinful men, but was Himself without sin for He perfectly kept God’s law.  He did this to purchase with His sacrificial death the freedom of all who would believe on Him in faith.  All who believe receive the Spirit of God who bears witness in our hearts that we are God’s children and heirs with Christ.

Psalm 108:3-5 “I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations.  For Your steadfast love is great above the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.  Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!  Let Your glory be over all the earth!”

Prayer:  O Father, Your amazing love and faithfulness to us brings the joy of being adopted into Your great household!  May Your glory be over all the nations as Your children share your love!  Amen.

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A son of God and Heir!

Scripture reading for August 19th:  Galatians 4

Key scriptures for over-comers:  Galatians 4:4-7  “But when the time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.  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.”  

God’s timing is always perfect!  At just the right time, He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ to redeem those under the law of God and in slavery to sin.  After paying for mankind’s sins on the cross of Calvary and raising from the dead by the Spirit of Holiness, Jesus and the Father sent the Holy Spirit to live in the hearts of believers.  This Gift of the Father testifies to us that we are now adopted ‘sons of God’ and heirs of the promises made to all who have faith.  Why would anyone want to go back under the law and it’s condemnation?  In Christ God has given us a full inheritance as His children!

Observations for over-comers:  Over-comers know the reality of becoming sons of God by faith in Jesus Christ and live a life of faith expecting the full inheritance of eternal life with God the Father!  “The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant placers; surely I have a delightful inheritance.  . . .You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.”  (Psalm 16:6, 11)

 

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