Daily Bread 5/26/2022


Daily Bread – May 26, 2022 (The Fifth Day – Genesis 1:20-23) Romans 8:15 – You have not received back the spirit of slavery to fear, but you have received the spirit of sonship in which you cry out, “Abba, Father!” Paul’s Perspective Of ‘Sonship’ In that Paul is the only one who used this word ‘huiothesia’ in the New Testament, we must understand it in the light of how he viewed the work of salvation. Paul absolutely believed we were born of God and were made a new creation through the miracle birth of the Spirit; and thus, he taught the message of sonship in this light (2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 4:24; Galatians 6:15). Therefore, when he uses the word ‘huiothesia’, he is doing so in light of the saints having been begotten of God. Paul makes his usage of ‘huiothesia’ clear in Galatians 4. There, Paul described the status of a natural-born child, who is an heir, but without the authority or privileges with respect to His inheritance. In order for the child to have the authority over his inheritance, he must wait until he is matured. Through the New Covenant, those who have been made sons through the new birth are not like a child, but are set into the seat of authority to participate with Christ Jesus as joint-heirs (Romans 8:17; Ephesians 2:6; Galatians 4:7). It would be in this sense that a natural-born son would be described as being placed as a son. The son has now stepped into his inheritance and has been given charge over his Father’s goods. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen