we are children of promise
Now we, brothers, as Isaac was, are children of promise. (WEB)
This is a very profound statement that the Apostle Paul makes to the church at Galatia. Even though they were Gentiles by birth, now because of their new redemption in Christ, they are considered children of promise just like Isaac was. As it was good news for the Galatians, it is good news for us too!
We are children of promise! And not only children of promise, but recipients of all the blessings that flow down through the generational line from Abraham too! My question to you and I is this... Are we acting like we are children of the promise or are we acting as if we are still under the curse of sin?
My encouragement to all of us today is to ask the Holy Spirit for a deeper revelation of our rich inheritance in Christ. It doesn't matter where you were born or what your social status is... You are a child of promise! It doesn't matter how much money you have or how educated you are. If you are in Christ, you are a child of promise!
My prayer today is that the reality of our lives would come in line with the truth of who God says we are. We are His kids and joint heirs with our elder brother Jesus! The power of the cross secured that for you and I so that we wouldn't have to. As the following passage of Scripture so wonderfully says, Jesus became a curse for us that the blessings of Abraham might be ours too!
13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us. For it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree,” 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Christ Jesus; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. (WEB)