Heirs of the King
There is an ancient story about a man named Astyages who determined to do away with a royal infant by the name of Cyrus. He summoned an officer of his court and told him to kill the baby prince. The officer in turn delivered the youngster to a herdsman with instructions that he should take him high up into the mountains where the baby would die from exposure.
The herdsman and his wife, however, took the child and raised him as their own. Growing up in the home of those humble slaves, he naturally thought he was a peasant, so he lived like one.
Many Christians fail to realize that they are heirs in Christ. They live as spiritual peasants when they should be living royally. Believers "are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus" (Gal 3:26). We are no longer slaves but sons, heirs of God through Christ.
God has given us everything we need to live victorious, fulfilling lives. Learn who you are. A Child of the King shouldn’t live like a slave of the world.
"So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child;
and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir."