Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Galatians 4:1-7

1. 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,
2. but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father.
3. In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles of the world.
4. But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law,
5. to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.
6. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”
7. So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.

3 comments:

the hamster said...

hey, this is good stuff. did you write this?

Bryan C. McWhite said...

From law-bound slaves to sons. That's mind boggling to me. It seems like God skipped a lot of in-between steps in there and, in His grace, just went ahead and made us sons. Glory...

Vince said...

hamster - a guy by the name of paul wrote this. i actually just used it for this blog entry.

bryan - i am glad He skipped some steps. i am glad we are sons. being sons we also inherit all of the blessings. Glory...