For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Another way to describe true believers is to say that they are led by the Spirit of God. Paul was not referring to spectacular instances of divine guidance in the lives of distinguished Christians. He was writing about what is true of all “sons of God” – they are led by the Spirit of God. It is not a question of the degree in which they are yielded to the Holy Spirit, but of a relationship which takes place at the time of conversion. Sonship implies reception into God’s family, with all the privileges and responsibilities of adult sons.