Romans 8:12-17

12 So then, brothers,[e] we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons[f] of God. 15 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!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

2 responses to “Romans 8:12-17

  1. I owed multiple debts. But the debt to death and sin has been paid in full and set aside. In the payment of that debt, I am now in debt to God, not only for paying the old debt, but for providing a future. I can never pay this debt, and remain a debtor forever. But this position of a debtor is not one of despair and hopelessness, but rather of freedom and of a certain future.

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