We Are Children Of God

Galatians 4:4-6–But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.


God sent forth His Son–At the end of the appointed period; at the appointed and perfect time.  Jesus was miraculously made of a woman, being conceived of the Holy Ghost.  Jesus was made under the law meaning that He was required to fulfill the law.

To redeem them that were under the law–All mankind was under the law and Jesus was sent by the Father to purchase our Christian freedom.  Jesus fulfilled the law and the prophets and purchased our freedom with his blood.

That we might receive the adoption of sons–We are adopted into the family of God.  We “have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father” (Romans 8:15).  The Spirit of adoption is the Spirit of His Son.  We have received Him into our hearts–the Spirit within us crying, Abba, Father.  “The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:16-17).

“He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things”? Romans 8:32.