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.
Peter Enns is Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Hermeneutics at Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Enns is writer of the forthcoming Short-term DISCIPLE Bible study, Invitation to Genesis. He has also participated in other DISCIPLE Bible studies, appearing in the revised video for DISCIPLE: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study as well as the video for Invitation to the Old Testament, a Short-term DISCIPLE study.
Dr. Enns is also author of numerous books, including Poetry and Wisdom; Exodus Retold: Ancient Exegesis of the Departure from Egypt in Wisdom 10:15-21 and 19:1-9; Exodus (NIV Application Commentary Series); and Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament.