All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. 15 You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “ Abba, Father. ” 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.
This volume in the Old Testament Library series was written by Gerhard von Rad.
The Old Testament Library (OTL) is a series of commentaries and general studies specifically designed for use by students, pastors, and teachers. Perhaps the most significant and enduring series in the field, the OTL presents a critically informed, theological reading of the Old Testament. The editorial advisory board consists of Carol A. Newsom, David L. Petersen, and William P. Brown.