The Daddy Law as defined in part one and two of this series is... no human wants to be fatherless, rather they desire to have a perfect father. This perfect father is God. It is the intrinsic representation of the father-son relationship as seen in the Holy Trinity that solidifies and gives meaning to each role. If the nature of God is in and of itself reliant upon relationship, how much more so is the father and son relationship instrumental in the spiritual life of a Christian?
When talking to friends or coworkers about coming to church a phrase often repeated is, “I don't need to go to Church to be a Christian.“ The fact is, undiscipled Christians believe they are generally good people. Therefore, scrutiny of their moral and ethical life threatens their false sense of salvation.
Humility is the first step in becoming a son. Submission to scrutiny through Scripture can be embarrassing and overwhelming in some cases. When we open up our lives to leaders and pastors we open the long forgotten closet of our lives and allow the floodlights to expose the clutter and filth that lies within.
This action seems scary at first, but as the closet becomes clean we begin to experience freedom that from sin. When we cover up our sins or diverte attention away from them, they remain in the dark. By revealing and confessing our sins, the enemy can no longer control you. Becoming a Son of God requires you to become a spiritual son as well. Humility will allow the Holy Spirit of Adoption to bring comfort and family to your life.
“Therefore, brothers, we are not debtors to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh, you shall die. But if you through the Spirit mortify the deeds of the body, you shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption by which we cry, Abba, Father! The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God. And if we are children, then we are heirs; heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ; so that if we suffer with Him, we may also be glorified together.” (Romans 8:12-17)