Galatians 4:7. So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
This verse beautifully summarizes Paul’s thinking over the previous verses. We were slaves under the prison guard and tutor that is the law. We are now sons by faith. And since we are sons, we are heirs to the promise.
Me, the one who deserves nothing, gets everything.
Me, the one with family scars, healed by God’s eternal family.
Me, the one who brings nothing of value, inherits the universe.
Me, the one who was on the run, is settled and seated with God.
Me, the one who was naked, robed in the finest of clothing.
Me, the one who was dead, living abundantly.
Me, the one who was on the outside looking in, now an insider.
Me, the one who was a pauper, now a prince.
Me, the one who should be begging for scraps, is feasting at the buffet table.
Me, the one who was in bondage, is free from any and all slavery.
Me, the one whose life had no meaning or purpose, is now about the Father’s business.
Me, the one facing a loveless eternity, is brought into the most loving family in the universe.
No longer slaves to law and sin and death. Now sons, daughters and heirs. Heirs of all that is Christ’s and God’s. This is “To live is Christ.”