Sons of The Living God
A Sermon on Romans 8:14
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. (ESV)
Do you ever long for Heaven? How often do you think of glorification? So many times, Christians discuss sanctification and not realize that it is only a part of the process for the end goal – glorification! We can understand glorification because of our assurance in Christ Jesus. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones says the theme of Romans 8 is not sanctification, but rather the assurance of a Christian’s salvation. It is the absolute security of the final perseverance of all who have been justified by Jesus Christ. As Paul works through this chapter to the Romans, he has been outlining several reasons for this assurance. In Romans 8:14, we come to the assurance in terms of our sonship with God, which the Doctor argues is also the theme of the whole of scripture! Because glorification is the final goal for all Christians, God would never allow something to prohibit us from getting there. The Doctor discusses four points: not all are sons of God, we are sons of God, what this sonship means, and the consequences of this sonship. He leaves the listener with an encouraging message: because we are sons of God, we can look out into this world and never experience despair or panic, because we belong to the family of God.