Child of God
I am so glad that God has adopted me. Jesus has broken the bondage of slavery and given my His Holy Spirit. I am a child of God. I have a heavenly Father. I have a family. Now that is some very good news!
Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” | Galatians 4:6
This spirit of slavery was rampant within the Jewish culture when Jesus came to earth. He soundly rebuked the religious leaders for instilling such legalism in people with whom God desired to have a loving relationship.
Paul cautioned the early churches to be watchful for the return of that spirit of slavery. In Galatians 5:1 he wrote,
It is for freedom that the Messiah has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by…
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