PLUS FACTOR: God Is Our Father
Have you ever seen a slave? Or have you seen that in movies? As we all know, those who are under slavery have no rights. Whatever their master wanted to do with them, they will do. Slaves were treated as just like their properties, just like a chair, a TV, a furniture, more to say, just an object.
The same thing with us, before God took us out, we are slaves to sin. We are all obeying its evil desires before. Even though we tried to escape it, it is like a magnet that pull us back to be destroyed by Satan.
Before we become a slave, there must be a purchase that will take place. That’s the same thing God did two thousand years ago: God bought us. And what’s the price? The blood of Jesus. And He bought us to be set free from the power of sin. And from that day of our “purchase”, He also adopted us to His family.
What is the privilege we got? God became our Father, as what was Paul written:
The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
– Romans 8:15
If you have a strict, absentee, “terrorist”, grumpy, or whatever kind of father you have today, God is a complete opposite of all those. And the good thing here is this: He didn’t require us to perform something just for us to be accepted by Him. He just gave up His life for all of us because of His unfailing love towards us, nothing more, nothing less. Just like what Ptr. Noel Ojerio said, “God loves us because He loves us.”
And as His adopted son/daughter, He gave us the power to say NO to sin. In other words, we are no longer slaves to sin. When you are still being flirted by sin, you now have the power to say NO because you are no longer under its power for the power of God is now living in us. And that’s the mark of being in His family.
Posted on September 17, 2011, in Series Review, Youth Series and tagged abba father, caloocan, daughter, family, free, lifebox, plus factor, privilege, privileges, slave, son. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.