Therefore, brothers and sisters, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.
Thoughts for Today:In Ephesians 1:18, Paul prayed: "I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people." Think about it, Jesus had no need to be justified through faith, yet He participated in the covenant agreement for our sole benefit. And because of His great love and nature of His sacrifice, our inheritance was awarded to us when we first believed.
It's the key point Paul has been trying to communicate to the Galatians. Christians "are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman." As a result, we need to start living like heirs not slaves. (Galatians 4:7: "So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.) We don't need more faith, more power, or more anointing. Our portion is complete. The will has been read and our inheritance awarded. We simply need to use what we've already been given. I believe many Christians will be shocked when they stand before God, only to finally realize the things they prayed for so earnestly and for so many years, were already inside of them (and at their disposal), from the time they first believed. They just didn't realize it.
Questions to Ponder:When Christians are born-again, our spirits are brought to completion in Christ. (Colossians 2:9: "For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness.") Are you living today by the fullness of Christ? In what areas of your life has God been speaking to you? Have you lost joy because of religiosity? What can you do to acknowledge more of the inheritance God has promised through Jesus?