Empowered as sons

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I was reading a bit this morning and came across this statement:

"...For whatever a person is overpowered by, to this is he enslaved"

ᾧ γάρ τις ἥττηται, τούτῳ δεδούλωται       –2 Pet 2.12

I thought about this and thought how amazing it is that God, our heavenly father, does not overpower us to become obedient saints. Instead, he empowers us with his spirit. He wants loving children—sons and daughters. He finds no pleasure in heartless service.