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Ye are the children of the Lord your God.
Moses is speaking these words, declaring that to be children of God is to be set apart as “a peculiar people unto himself” (v. 2). One scholar notes, “He was saying, in effect, ‘Let your life demonstrate the fact . . . that you belong to the Lord.’ ”
Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; but is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. . . . But when the fulness 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.
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Resources quoted in this issue
GT: Vines, Jerry. The Vines Expository Bible. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2020.
RR: The New Testament in Modern English by J.B. Phillips copyright © 1960, 1972 J.B. Phillips. Administered by The Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England. Used by permission.
Cit. 10: Keck, Leander E., et al., eds. The New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary. Vol. 8, Luke, John. Nashville: Abingdon, 2015; NLT Study Bible. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 2017.
Cit. 17: Keck, Leander E., et al., eds. The New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary. Vol. 9, Acts, Introduction to Epistolary Literature, Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians. Nashville: Abingdon, 2015.
Cit. 18: Pheme Perkins, quoted in Keck, Leander E., et al., eds. The New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary. Vol. 10, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1, 2 & 3 John, Jude, Revelation. Nashville: Abingdon, 2015.
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