When you received Jesus, you also were rewarded with "the adoption of sons", as a free gift, "And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father" Galatians 4:6.
So my friend, like any other believer who believes; no more are you a servant, but a son; an heir of God through Christ.
You’re quite fortunate "that ye have known God, or rather are known of God" Galatians 4:9. Not everyone has this favour.
Now that you have found God, or that God has found you, God does not want you to serve Him through a poor, weak or useless religion. We did that once, not anymore! "...the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead" Acts 17:30-31. You just have to get it right, the way not before Christ, but that which will get you to heaven.
You shouldn’t serve God anyhow my friend, but if you are to worship him, worship him in spirit and truth, "for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth" John 4:23-24.
I said earlier you’re such fortunate, "that ye have known God, or rather are known of God" the right way - the way God promised.
You’re a son, not by the way of a bondmaid, not by our own works of righteousness, but by the way of a freewoman. "But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise" Galatians 4:23.
"Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now." Galatians 4:28-29.
So beware of beggarly elements, and that you not "service unto them which by nature are no gods" Galatians 4:8. Beware of evil workers, "men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ" Galatians 4:8. Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision!
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