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17. The Spirit of Adoption (Romans 8:12-30)

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God has showed us that we are saved apart from our efforts, we are fully justified by God, we are forgiven of our many sins, we are showered with grace, and we have God’s Spirit of life inside of us. This may come as a surprise, but the news only gets better as we continuein Romans.

Christians are not only sinners forgiven by the King of kings. We are adopted into his royal family. We are His heirs with all the rights and privileges thereto. And God has made some remarkable plans for the future of His family. Rejoice! You are a child of God.

For next time, read Romans 8:31-39.

PP. 565-567 in the Zondervan NIV Bible Commentary (or equivalent in The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Abridged Edition)

PP. 189-192 in the New American Commentary.

Related Topics: Spiritual Life

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