Living royally - Daily Bread

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You are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. – Galatians 4:7

There is an ancient story about a man named Astyages who determined to do away with a royal infant named Cyrus. He summoned an officer of his court and told him to kill the baby prince. The officer in turn delivered the youngster to a herdsman with instructions that he should take him high up into the mountains where the baby would die from exposure.

The herdman and his wife, however, took the child and raised him as their own. Growing up in the home of those humble peasants, he naturally thought they were his real parents. He was ignorant of his royal birth and his kingly lineage. Because he thought he was a peasant, he lived like one.

Many Christians fail to realize the royal heritage that is theirs in Christ. They live as spiritual peasants when they should be living royally. According to the apostle Paul, believers "are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:26). He also said, "Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, ‘Abba, Father!’ Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ" (4:6-7).

God has given everything we need to live victorious, fulfilling lives. Let’s not live like peasants. – Richard De Haan

Rejoice – the Lord is King!

Your Lord and King adore!

Rejoice, give thanks, and sing

And triumph evermore. – Wesley


READ: Galatians 3:19-4:7


A child of the King should reflect his Father’s character.

The Bible in one year:


• Isaiah 56-61

• 2 Thessalonians 3

1 comments:

kyels said...

Dumaan!

Yes, the Lord is king, definitely. And He bless us all.

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