Episode 109 - Standing as a son or daughter of God

“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.”


Today’s topic is one near and dear to our hearts, because of AJ's close experience with it: adoption. And this episode applies to you too, because we are all adopted if we are in the kingdom of God. 


This week, we're still talking through Promises of the Cross and today we are focusing on Romans 8:14-16.  


For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,


There is so much to unpack from these three verses, but what really stands out to us is the concept of sonship. If we are trusting in Christ, we are all adopted.


We are now the same as Jesus Christ in God's eyes!


There's something about adoption that opens our eyes to the love of God. AJ adopted when her daughter was 12 months old. She has a biological daughter as well and the two daughters are 4 months apart. They are similar in age. They share the same bedroom, they are treated equally, they have the same last name, same resources.. But they are totally different. 


AJ’s relationships with them are different because they are different people. Not because they are biological or adopted. And our experiences in God's providence have been different as well. But it does not make any one of us “less than” any other.


Like AJ’s daughters, we are not only sons, but we are heirs with Christ.  


That is our promise. When you are adopted, you’re an equal. You were actually chosen. God has chosen you! If you are trusting in him, He has pursued you. He knows you better than anyone. He knows your needs before you ask. He has taken you in, at the price of His son’s blood.


Next time you think about adoption, as far as in the earthly sense, think about the big picture of God rescuing you from certain death. And now you stand as a son or daughter of God.


See you next week for our last episode in our Promises of the Cross series.





  • What do our lives look like when we live as if these promises of God, what do our lives look like when we act and live as if that is true? And that's what we're diving into this month (March 2024) inside Sojo Academy. Join us for Hebrews 11’s Study HERE.














  • Romans 8: From Condemnation to Freedom, a beautifully designed, 4-week Bible Study where you will learn key lessons from the book of Romans 8: Check it out HERE

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