Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
I have good news for you!
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, but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles of the world. But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
(Galatians 4:1-7 ESV)
Our Holy Creator graciously desires to be the adopted Father to all sinners. In this day of the Christian Church fighting within itself this message is set aside. How tragic to hide this wonderful Gospel behind all the bickering. That is how sinners go about life.
This is why Jesus took upon himself our sins and hatred for one another and destroyed its power on the cross. Then he rose again to gain our justification.
Trust this good news and live in the peace it gives. Amen. †