“So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.”
Paul just goes back to the roots of our faith here, using the heir analogy at the start beautifully describes how when Jesus came and died, that was God’s appointed son to take us from slaves to his children who are heirs to his kingdom. In the rest of the chapter Paul asks the Galatians why they now go back to what enslaved them, he reminds them that they are free from all that and have a much more beautiful future ahead of them then what the world can offer.
I think I always need reminding of who I am, because I forget and fall back into what the world has to offer but applying this chapter I feel is just daily, in my time with God, thanking him for adopting me, for choosing me. I am no longer a slave but God’s child, and reminding myself of that fact is one of the most effective ways of impacting how I live and leading me further into God’s plan for me.
Dear Lord, thank you for loving me so much, even when I was your enemy, that you would choose to call me your son and adopted heir, I’m so sorry for when I turn back to what enslaved me before, but I thank you that my identity as an heir is firm and I can always rely on knowing that truth.