Day 8: 40 Days of Grace
Day 8: Gospel-Centeredness
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
Abba is the Aramaic equivalent to “Daddy.” By the redemption of Jesus and filling of the Holy Spirit, we’ve become children of God – not in a distant way, but in a way where it’s appropriate to call God “Daddy.” Think about the most loving father you know and how he responds when his child calls to him with a need or just with a story to tell. That’s just a dim shadow of the intimacy of relationship we now enjoy as children of God.
1. What are some specific ways being a son (or daughter) is different from being a slave?
2. What details in your life seem too small, too insignificant for the God of Heaven and Earth to care about?
3. Meditate on what it means to have a loving Father who cares about all those things (and more!).