16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
Praise God, we are His children.
We are not just subjects in the kingdom.
We are not just servants.
We are children of the Almighty God.
Joint heirs with Christ.
Because we are His brothers and sisters.
It is right and good that we suffer for Jesus.
He has suffered for us and brought us into God's family.
The Lord did not leave us outside in the dark.
He suffered to bring us in, so we can share in His glory.
He is a loving Savior and brother, who shares all good things with us.
And not because we earned it or deserved it.
But because God does not want anyone to die the eternal death.
The Father is not pleased when any wicked person perishes.
Instead, all heaven rejoices when one lost soul is saved.
When every child comes home.
If you are not in God's family, please come home today.