The Son of God - Galatians 4

The Son of God

Galatians 4:1-31

The Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  He was sent into the world by the Father.  Nobody else was ever sent from heaven to earth.  Only Jesus!  Just try to imagine what kind of a journey that must have been.

He didn't come into the world in a blaze of glory.  "God sent forth His Son, born of a woman...."  Jesus wasn't born of a woman and a man.  He came through the womb of a virgin.  The prophet Isaiah foretold His birth about 700 years before He was born.  "Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel."  Isaiah 7:14.  The fulfillment of that prophecy is recorded for us in Matthew 1:18-25.

Jesus was not only born of a woman, He was also "born under the law."  The law made many demands, which called for complete obedience.  According to Deuteronomy 27:26, "Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them."  He fulfilled the righteous requirements of the law.  No one ever kept the law until Jesus came.  He is "Jesus Christ the righteous."  1 John 2:1.

Apart from the Lord Jesus, "There is none righteous, no, not one."  Romans 3:10.  The whole world was guilty before God of breaking the law.  But the Father sent the Son "to redeem those who were under the law."  How did He do that?  He bore the curse of the law on the cross of Calvary.  "Christ has 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.')."  Galatians 3:13.  The Son of God is our Redeemer, who shed His precious blood to set us free from the bondage and condemnation of the law.

There's more.  He redeemed us "that we might receive the adoption as sons."  We were slaves to sin, but through Christ we have been adopted into the family of God.  The Father who sent the Son, has also "sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, 'Abba, Father!"  Because of this, "you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God."  Galatians 4:6, 7.

The apostle John put it this way: "Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed with we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is."  1 John 3:2.  "When the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son...."  Another Day is coming, when the Father will send His Son again, but this time to gather His children home.  At that appointed time He'll come on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.  Praise the Lord!

Father, we believe in Jesus, Your one and only Son.  Thank You for the redemption that we have in Him.  Grant that we might always reverence and honor You as our Father.  In Jesus' name.  Amen!

 

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