Sons and Heirs

Galatians 4

1 I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, 1 though he is the owner of everything, 2 but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. 3 In the same way we also, when we were children, c were enslaved to the elementary principles 2 of the world. 4 But d when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, e born f of woman, born g under the law, 5 h to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive i adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent j the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!" 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then k an heir through God.

  1. Cross References
    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 -
  2. Cross References
    1 Timothy 2:6
    Who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.
    Mark 1:15
    And saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.
  3. Cross References
    Philippians 2:7
    But made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.
    John 1:14
    And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
  4. Cross References
    1 Timothy 2:15
    Yet she will be saved through childbearing - if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.
    Genesis 3:15
    I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.
  5. Cross References
    Luke 2:21 - 22
    And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
    Luke 2:27
    And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law.
  6. Cross References
    Galatians 3:13
    Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us - for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree" -
  7. Cross References
    Galatians 3:26
    For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.
    Romans 8:15
    For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!
  8. Cross References
    Romans 5:5
    And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
    2 Corinthians 3:17
    Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
    Acts 16:7
    And when they had come up to Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them.
  9. Cross References
    Galatians 3:29
    And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise.
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