Galatians 4:7 – “Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.”
“You are no longer slaves. You are God’s children, and you will be given what He has promised.” (CEV).
This verse is a very powerful statement with the guarantee of a promise. The promise of our redemption and adoption as sons and daughters of God. The promise of us receiving the “Spirit of Christ into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, Abba, Father.”(Galatians 4:6).
A slave is no longer a slave when he receives his freedom. According to the dictionary, freedom is the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. And the feeling of being free in every aspect of the word brings relief.
As adopted children, we have received and been freed by the Spirit of God; “for we did not receive a spirit that makes us a slave again to fear, but we received the Spirit of sonship.”(Romans 8:15).
Being His adopted children, we become heirs to an inheritance that is not a material one but one that is eternal and unseen. “As co-heirs with Christ, we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory.”(Romans 8:17b).
As adopted children, our aim is to carry the resemblance and character of our Father in Heaven.
Thank You, Father God, for adopting us and calling us Your children. We Love You and we want to be recognized by all who know us as Your children. Amen!