Meditation verse Romans 8:15-17a
Scripture. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba Father. The Spirit Itself beareth 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 8:15-17a KJV.
The Apostle Paul says we (believers) have not received the spirit of bondage again.
This statement infers that we have previously been in bondage. The Bible ( God's Holy Word to us) does state many times, that we are in bondage to evil when we enter this world, from an infant until we receive Christ, who paid the price of our bond and came to set us free.
When we acknowledge Jesus as our Lord, we become joint heirs with Him of the Kingdom. He must remain Lord, although He is Friend, Companion, Counsellor, Brother, Teacher, Saviour, Judge.
God the Father, has adopted us into His Family. We are heirs! We have rights under God's Law! We also have obligations and duties in the Kingdom which we should be happy to perform for One so Magnificent.
I urge you to read God's Word daily, to hear the Spirit speaking to you about God's love for you.
Abba Father, thank You for this great Gift of adoption into the family of God. Help me to walk and talk like a child of Yours. Amen.