We Are Debtors   2 comments

Rom. 8, 12

Their religious experience imposed a great debt, or obligation.

1.  Once they were slaves to sin–a hard master.  Lived to the flesh.  Were dead to righteousness.

2.  But the Spirit, coming into their lives, broke the power of sin, adopted them into the family of God, whereby they cry:  “Abba, Father.”  (No chattel slave, when adopted could say:  “Abba”).  They bear the family name.  This is a wonderful change in their relations and experience.

3.  This grace and change impose a great debt–obligation  by His favors.

(1)  Not to live after the flesh.  Must not disgrace their new name.  Never were obligated to Satan:  certainly now, that He has adopted us, and made all things new.

(2)  To walk in the Spirit.  Obey, follow Him.  Be inspired to act by Him, not by self-will.  “Be filled with the Spirit.”  Eph. 5, 18

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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