Adopted

Scripture

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,  Romans 8:15-16 ESV

Observation

We have been adopted into God’s family. We no longer live as orphans or strangers but we now call God, “Abba Father”.  

Application

The Spirit plants in us the seed of adoption. It is a sign that we belong to God’s family.  We are his children and He is our Father. We have a home where we find love and encouragement. It is a place where we find our identity and courage. 

Prayer

Lord may we live as your adopted children and not as slaves. It is in your family we find love, support and courage to live according to your purpose and plans. 

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