Glorious truth (for we who believe) to ponder!
But when the set time had fully come,
God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,
to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.[b]
Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts,
the Spirit who calls out, “Abba,[c] Father.”
So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child;
and since you are his child,
God has made you also an heir.
Then, when we were still dead in sin
As lost, as lost can be
The Son of God came down to man
To die for you and me
To die, and thereby conquer death
Oh, sacred mystery
To make we, lowly sons of earth
Part of God’s family
To do through love what law could not
To set sin’s captive free
No longer slaves, but sons of God
Then heirs of Royalty
As sons of God, we, sons of men
Dare not Freedom forsake
Lest we become enslaved again
By chains He came to break
© Janet Martin
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.
Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves
be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.