NIV; Galatians 4:1 What I am saying is that as long as the heir is a child, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate. 2 He is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father. 3 So also, when we were children, we were in slavery under the basic principles of the world. 4 But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, 5 to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. 6 Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.
Paul says to the Galatians here that we are now possessors of all things, we are heirs of God now through Christ and that we’ve been delivered out of the limited life they experienced under the Old Covenant. Though this is true many of us are still living like slaves, living far under our inheritance and privilege, living like we have talk God into giving us good.
Let’s discuss a Slaves perspective. Which for this study and according to the scripture, is exactly the same as a child’s perspective.
1. A slave (or child) does not know Fathers will.
Chances are that a slave will not be brought into understanding Fathers will.
But a son can inquire and seek the will of the Father and receive understanding.
John 15: 15 “No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.
Do you find yourself feeling this way?
Feeling like you are in the dark…
Feeling like you don’t know what Father is doing…
Feeling like Father’s in charge and you just have to accept what comes your way.
You’ll hear Christians who don’t know Fathers will talk like, “well I guess God just needed to teach me a lesson.” Or “well I don’t know why He won’t fix this…” Or “well we’re not sure why this is happening to us…”
These comments usually refer to some storm in life, a displeasurable storm and in my opinion a storm we should be speaking to and commanding, “peace…be still!”