I read galatians today and I loved one particular paragraph I read. It talked about how there are certain things we tend to do as babies, things that we do when we don't have any good knowledge-->things that we do in our innocence and in our prime. The very foolish things of life. Apart from that, there is also a stage in our lives when we know the right things to do, but we just don't do them because we think they are irrelevant (does that scream "immaturity?")!
Well, guess what? The bible tells us that there will come a day in everyone's life (you, me, and every on-looker) where we have to make a choice to either be "mature" or to go on in "immaturity." The choice will be yours to make, and you will have to pick one (there would be nothng like "none of the above," because your conscience will judge you without any room for mercy. A day when we will have to answer the question of why we do the things we do, and why we do the things we do the way we do them. When we start to think this way, we can welcome ourselves to the club of the "mature sons of God." Now, after this stage in life, we can then begin to claim our inheritance as "sons." It is at this stage in our lives that our Daddy can give us the keys to his rolls-royce (because we know no daddy in his right mind will give his immature 4-yr old son the car keys right?). Its exactly the same analogy with God. Take a look at galatians 4 and see if u'll grasp the concept the exact way I did:
" 1 Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child,
does not differ at all from a slave,
though he is master of all,
2 but is under guardians and stewards
until the time appointed by the father.
3 Even so we, when we were children,
were in bondage under the elements of the world.
4 But when the fullness of the time had come,
God sent forth His Son, born of a woman,
born under the law,
5 to redeem those who were under the law,
that we might receive the adoption as sons.
6 And because you are sons,
God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts,
crying out, “Abba, Father!”
7 Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son,
and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ."
NOW YOU CAN HAVE THE KEYS TO THE ROLLS-ROYCE....YEAHHHH BABY!