Wednesday, August 07, 2002

Edifier du jour-Romans 8:15:17(NASB)
For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, "Abba! Father!" 16 The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.
We are children of God, and need not be afraid of Him, at least not afraid of him as some sort of vengeful lightning-bolt slinging monster. The spirit of adoption that Paul speaks us allows us to speak to God intimately. It worth remembering that Abba would be better translated "daddy," for it implies a sense of intimacy that father doesn't. Remember that the thou form of you is the intimate form; all those classic hymns were in daddy mode.

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