Heirs of God

Posted by Karah

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Start your time with God today with a time of worship. Listen to “Desert Song” by Hillsong United to prepare your heart.

“The Spirit Himself testifies together with our spirit that we are God’s children, and if children, also heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ—seeing that we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.”

—Romans 8:16-17

Read Romans 8:14-17 in your Bible. Read verses 16-17 again carefully and think through these questions:

• Think about what the children of extremely wealthy people stand to inherit someday, even though they’ve done nothing to earn it. How do you feel about those children?

• As a child of God, what do you stand to inherit?

• What have you done to deserve that immense inheritance? Is this fair?

You are a child of the Most High, Amazingly Majestic God. Your inheritance far surpasses anything a wealthy family could leave their children.

Respond

If the Most High God dwells within you, then you share in some of His majesty. Grab a dry erase marker and go look in the mirror. Do you look like you share in Jesus’ glory? Do you feel majestic? On the mirror around your reflection, list ways you are majestic because Christ dwells in you and God is your Father. Cling to Biblical truth, not your feelings, as you write.

Behind the Story

In this passage, Paul declared that children of God should not “fall back into fear.” Why? Their relationship with God is secure. They’ve been adopted and get to call Him Abba (Daddy) forever! They will never lose their place in His family. Not only are they children, but also heirs, even co-heirs with Christ. Why is this good news?

The Point

As Christians, we are heirs of God Himself! Fear doesn’t have to run your life because you know the majestic Father through the Son and are guided by His Spirit.


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