Daily Bread 5/27/2022


Daily Bread – May 27, 2022 (The Sixth Day – Genesis 1:24-31) 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!” Understanding Sonship In the New Testament, Jesus Christ is the first one called a “son of God”, as He was The Son of God (Matthew 1:18, 4:3; Luke 1:32). In Christ Jesus alone, the meaning of sonship is established. The primary difference is that Jesus was God incarnate into flesh, and we are those simply created in Christ Jesus. The second mention of a son of God in the New Testament is of Adam (Luke 3:38). We must step back to the Old Testament in order to understand the meaning as it was applied to Adam. There we see God created Adam from the dust of the earth, and shaped him in the image and likeness of God. Adam had no creator but God. There was no one that could be identified as his father but God. Also, angels were called “sons of God” in the Old Testament (Job 1:6, 2:1, 38:7; Daniel 3:25). In this application, the sons of God are distinguished from the daughters of men (Genesis 6:1-4). Finally, the godly are referred to as sons of God in the Old Testament. The godly are called both “sons of God” and “the generation of your sons” (Deuteronomy 14:1, 32:5,19). God was referring to the birth of a nation that had become His people through the covenant of Sinai. Paul helps us to understand how the nation of Israel (under the law) was considered the child of God by the covenant of Sinai (Galatians 4:1-3). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen