Romans 8

Romans 8… day 16…

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!”
Romans 8:15 ESV

We did not receive the spirit of slavery…
Slavery to sin and death.. is what He freed us from…
For freedom Christ has set us free;
stand firm therefore, and do not submit again
to a yoke of slavery.
Galatians 5:1 ESV
The spirit of slavery to sin… leads us back into fear… because of punishment…
For fear has to do with punishment…
1 John 4:18 ESV
In Christ… we have received… the Spirit of adoption… as sons…
By this Spirit… we cry… Abba…!  Daddy…!

Our heavenly Father… loves us perfectly… there is no reason to fear…
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.
1 John 4:18 ESV
There is discipline… but what father does not discipline…?
Slaves endure punishment… from an owner… who has no interests but his own…
Sons endure discipline… from a loving Father… who has their best interest at heart…
Yes… you may have had a hard earthly father…
one who makes it difficult to trust your heavenly Father…
but He… is… perfect… love…
There is no need to fear the discipline… of our Father in heaven…
He disciplines with… wisdom… grace… mercy… love…
To Him we can run… crying… Daddy…! Daddy…! and expect loving arms to embrace…
He is a Father completely trustworthy… completely faithful…
Receive your Spirit of adoption… as a son… cry out to your Father… who loves you perfectly…

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