SONS AND HEIRS
Hello pearlypeeps!!! Good morning ya’ll. Well, of late I’ve been studying my bible a lot and the Holy Spirit has been giving me more understanding in the knowledge of His word and I just felt a need to share it with you because you know, I’m Pearl. Lol *winks
So this morning, I continued my study in the book of Galatians chapter 4:1-7. In the first verse, brother Paul talks about how an heir is no different from a slave as long as he is a child till the appointed time set by his father. In the meantime, he is placed under guardians and managers (Gal 4:1-2). He then goes ahead to relate this to us Christians in verses 3 through 5. When we were children i.e. before Christ, we were enslaved to the elementary principles of the world. I stopped here for a few minutes and tried to understand the term ‘elementary principles of the world’ and after studying and findings, it all narrowed down to the basic, natural teachings and traditions of the world. Natural order of the world that isn’t of Christ. Before Christ, we were subject and enslaved to them. But when the fullness of time came, God sent forth His son to redeem us from the law; the elementary principles of the world that we should receive adoption as sons (Gal 4:4-5). Therefore, we are no longer under the law; the elementary principles of the world but are above them because we are now sons through Jesus Christ. We now rise above the natural order of the world through Christ Jesus. Because we are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His son into our hearts, giving us the right to call God ‘Abba Father’ (Gal 4:6). If we call God ‘Abba Father’, we are automatically sons and if we are God’s sons, we are also heirs with Christ through God (Gal 4:7). Since God our father owns everything and we are sons and heirs, we are no longer slaves to anything of the world!!! Awesome right? In Christ we have so much, more than we could ever imagine. Live with the knowledge that through Christ you are princes and princesses, walk with your heads high cos the Almighty, the one true God is our father…….. love ya’ll!!!!