Are These Empthy Words for You

In Galatians 4, Paul explains the difference between a slave and a child.  His desire was to ensure that the Galatians were enjoying the rightful privileges Christ earned for them on the cross.  Many of us would say that we are children of God, but are these empty words for you?  Can you say with confidence – from the depth of your being – that you know God and are known by Him?

– Chan, Francis; Forgotten God: Reversing the Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit; David C. Cook Publishers; Colorado Springs, CO; copyright 2009; p. 106

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This Is An Undeniable Benefit

Though I do not believe God gives us the Holy Spirit solely for our personal benefit, it is undeniable that one of the greatest aspects of being in relationship with the Holy Spirit is the intimacy, security, and encouragement He brings us.  It is then we can serve God as a beloved child rather than a stressed-out, guilt-ridden slave.

– Chan, Francis; Forgotten God: Reversing the Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit; David C. Cook Publishers; Colorado Springs, CO; copyright 2009; p. 104