In Galatians chapter 4; the Bible says as long as the son is a child, he is no different from the servant. But the son is placed under tutors by his Father until he matures and starts taking responsibility.
Galatians 4:4-6 “But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.”
This is what the new birth means to us. It is a time to take responsibility. Spiritual growth is for spiritual responsibility. Our text verse says that Jesus was sent under the law so that we might receive the adoption as sons/daughters of God. The Bible goes further to say that because we are sons/daughters of God; God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into our hearts which worships Him.
The grace of God has made it possible for us to be called sons/daughters of God to receive the spirit of the Son of God. This is why Jesus came; that we might be legal sons/daughters of God and to also have the spirit (life) of God. You are no longer a servant of God. You are now a son/daughter of God by faith.
Father, I thank you for making me a joint heir with you through Jesus Christ. I have been elevated from a servant to a son/daughter of God. I am determined to tell the world about Christ; in Jesus’ name; Amen.
May you have a Merry Christmas 2017.