Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son . . .
You are God’s adopted child, so enjoy your liberty as an heir of God the Father. The designation of your adoption is in your heart because God has sent the Spirit of His Son to live there. No human family that adopts a child is capable of placing within that child their DNA. But God has sent His Spirit into your heart, and now you belong to Him. No human illustration can adequately capture this miracle; only by faith are you able to comprehend the depth of God’s love toward you.