SPIRIT OF BONDAGE

SPIRIT OF BONDAGE

Romans 8:15:  For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 

Meditation: In this verse the spirit of bondage is contrasted with the Spirit of adoption. The spirit of bondage describes the lost person that lives in fear of death and/or fear of judgment from God. Therefore, their relationship to God is one of fear that produces torment (1 John 4:18). However, the Christian has the Spirit of adoption that affirms God is our loving heavenly Father and we are His child. Therefore, we are able to live for God based upon love and not fear. What a blessing!

Prayer: Lord, thank you for giving us the Spirit of adoption. We are so blessed to be one of your children. Thank you for being a loving heavenly Father. Amen.

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