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.
Robert K. Hudnut is a retired pastor, lecturer, and the author of twelve books, including “Arousing the Sleeping Giant” (Harper and Row), “Call Waiting: How to Hear God Speak” (Intervarsity), and “The Bootstrap Fallacy: What the Self-Help Books Don’t Tell You” (Collins). He graduated from Princeton University and lives in Cottage Grove, Minnesota.