Monday, September 21, 2009

Verse of the week - Romans 8:14-17

After meditating on the verse from last week, I easily led into the next verses, and the great encouragement found in them. We don't deserve God's great love for us, and yet he has freely chosen to fill us with His Spirit through an act of adoption.



Thankfully, God has chosen us, as undeserving and mismatched as it may seem. His regal power, beautiful majesty, and our broken humanness. Yet, we get to call Him "Daddy."


God does not just adopt us out of pity, to save us from hell or our own destructive tendencies. We get the full privileges of sonship. We are His.

Our old selves, dead, and our new life given freely by our Father, "14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!" 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him."


How gracious. How loving! How incomprehensible!

That's my God. Walking with me throughout the week with fatherly love. Picking me up when I fall down. Reminding me I am His child. Keeping my vision future focused.

Thank you, Father God,
for the sweetness of relationship with You. Real, living, eternal.
~Amen




14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear,
but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons,
by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!"
16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit
that we are children of God,
17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God
and fellow heirs with Christ,
provided we suffer with him
in order that we may also be glorified with him.

~Romans 8:14-17~

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