8:14 This way of holiness is now further described as the leading of the Spirit and is specified as the mark of God’s sons. The language of “leading” is reminiscent of the “adoption” and leading of Israel in the Exodus and wilderness, which may be the background to Paul’s thought here (9:4; Deut. 8:2, 15; 29:5). See “Adoption” at Gal. 4:5.