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“Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”  Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God” (Galatians 4:6-7).

Think through the reality of the relationship which has been established in grace.  For a while we remain, if you will, like slaves, yet not like slaves.  We are subject to this world, yet in grace freed to become children of God through His grace.  You have become an heir with Christ through the cross in order to be lifted with Him to become like Him.  Come then into the inheritance of Christ and live.

Lord, teach me to live the life to which You have called me.  Guide me in Your goodness to see that in You alone is all hope and an eternal future.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way of life that I may grow into the inheritance You give through the cross.  Guide me along this narrow path to see into and live the hope You give which belongs to as many as believe.  May I be strengthened in You!

Lord Jesus, You have come to set us free from the death which is ours because of sin.  Freed from death’s recompense, we now, in You, have the power to become children of the Heavenly Father.  Lead me this day in the journey of sanctification that I may live into the inheritance which is promised by Your grace.  Guide me in Your goodness to become whom You are making me to be.  Amen.

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