Sons and Heirs!

18 Aug

Read this on Sunday during Breaking of Bread. God is good to us!

“Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. So then, the law was our gaurdian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a gaurdian, for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are in Christ, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.

I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything, but he is under gaurdians and managers until the date set by his father. In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles of the world. But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a 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.”

Galatians 3:23-29, 4:1-7

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