Thursday, August 9, 2012

August 9, Day 222 - Galatians 4

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Verses 21 - 31 really got me thinking tonight. I'm sure I've read it but again taking one chapter at a time has really helped more of God's Word sink in. Enough rambling...

I don't think the idea of Hagar and Sarah illustrating God's covenants before. Hagar represented the law given at Sinai and Sarah the heavenly Jerusalem. The more I thought about it the more it makes sense. Hagar was Abraham's attempt to fulfill God's promise for a son. The law was all about the rules, doing the right things and avoiding the wrong things.

Sarah gave birth to Isaac in her old age, only God can do that. Our salvation came through another thing that only God can do, Jesus coming, living, dying, and rising again! Another reminder, we can't slip into "good deeds only" Christianity. Promise!! We are children of Promise!!!

God is Good!

1 comment:

  1. Galatians 4
    3b-4 When we were children, we were slaves to the principles of this world. But when the right time came, God sent his Son into the world. A woman gave birth to him, and he came under the control of God’s laws.

    5 God sent him to pay for the freedom of those who were controlled by these laws so that we would be adopted as his children.

    8 When you didn’t know God, you were slaves to things which are really not gods at all.
    Crucified With Christ - Phillips, Craig & Dean