Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Rejoice: We are elevated to the Sonship
Dr. N. P. John
Orlando MTC, Orlando, FL
7. So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child then also an heir, through God.
What a privilege and blessed experience it is to be elevated to the sonship and then the heir of Thy kingdom through Christ because we are all under the bondage of this carnal world. He redeemed us with His blood on Calvary to proclaim His glory and enjoy the bliss of the eternity with Him.
In this passage St. Paul was trying to dispute and convince the Jews about their wrong ideas of Christianity, and trying to make a steadfast attempt to rectify their mistakes. Emphatically he claims that the law was given to them only till Jesus; “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every-one who believes.” (Rom 10: 4.) Not only that, he gave a comparison of a child to a servant even though the child is the heir of his father's inheritance. “Child is father of the man” (Wordsworth, My Heart Leaps Up)
Our Father God, Thank You very much for Your mercy to send Your son to this world to give us the privilege to have the sonship, to inherit Thy kingdom to eternity with You. Give us the spiritual strength to call You “Abba, Father” to cry out to You with our supplications and requests along with our thanks. Give us the wisdom and knowledge to discern, to hear Thy will in our lives. In the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
In what ways do we relate to God as an adult. Have we the confidence to say, “The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes I have a good inheritance” (ps. 16: 6)