Romans 8:14-17

Heirs with Christ

14 For all who are e led by the Spirit of God are f sons 1 of God. 15 For g you did not receive h the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of i adoption as sons, by whom we cry, j "Abba! Father!" 16 k The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then l heirs - heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, m provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

  1. Cross References
    Galatians 5:18
    But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
  2. Cross References
    Romans 8:16
    The Spirit himself bears witness with our spiri...
    Romans 8:19
    For the creation waits with eager longing for t...
    Romans 9:8
    This means that it is not the children of the f...
    Romans 9:26
    "And in the very place where it was said to the...
    Deuteronomy 14:1
    You are the sons of the Lord your God. You shal...
    Hosea 1:10
    Yet the number of the children of Israel shall ...
    John 1:12
    But to all who did receive him, who believed in...
  3. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 2:12
    Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.
  4. Cross References
    2 Timothy 1:7
    For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
    Galatians 2:4
    Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in - who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery -
    Hebrews 2:15
    And deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.
    1 John 4:18
    There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
  5. Cross References
    Romans 8:23
    And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.
    Galatians 4:5
    To redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.
    Romans 9:4
    They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises.
    Isaiah 56:5
    I will give in my house and within my walls a monument and a name better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.
    Jeremiah 31:9
    With weeping they shall come, and with pleas for mercy I will lead them back, I will make them walk by brooks of water, in a straight path in which they shall not stumble, for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
  6. Cross References
    Galatians 4:6
    And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!
    Mark 14:36
    And he said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.
  7. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 1:22
    And who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.
    2 Corinthians 5:5
    He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.
    Ephesians 1:13 - 14
    In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit.
    1 John 3:24
    Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.
  8. Cross References
    Galatians 3:29
    And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise.
    Galatians 4:7
    So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
    Titus 3:7
    So that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
  9. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 1:7
    Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort.
    2 Timothy 2:12
    If we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us.
    Acts 14:22
    Strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.
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