And as that was a dispensation of darkness, so of bondage; they were tied to many burdensome rites and observances, by which they were taught and kept subject like a child under tutors and governors. Basically, Daddy Warbucks has left us a pile of money and a slew of European hotels, but until we turn 18, we can't get our hands on any of it. Made of a woman.--Perhaps better translated, born of a woman. 2 He is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father. 3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world. (M), 8 Formerly, when you did not know God,(N) you were slaves(O) to those who by nature are not gods. 2 But is vnder tutors and gouernours vntill the time appointed of the father.. 3 Euen so we, when wee were children, were in bondage vnder the Elements of the world:. (19,20) And then explains the difference between what is to be expected from the law, and from the gospel. The apostle reminds the Galatians of the difficulty under which he laboured when he first came among them. 6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Galatians 4 1 What I am saying is that as long as the heir is a child, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate. 23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. First 30-days on us! Hence all who are members of the outward church should learn to fear and to suspect themselves. These things are an allegory, wherein, beside the literal and historical sense of the words, the Spirit of God points out something further. But he notices, that he was a welcome messenger to them. But if arising from faith in Christ, they are evangelical. [b](I) 6 Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son(J) into our hearts,(K) the Spirit who calls out, “Abba,[c] Father.”(L) 7 So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir. 3. What they want is to alienate you from us, so that you may have zeal for them. Christians must not forbear speaking the truth, for fear of offending others. (AF) 23 His son by the slave woman was born according to the flesh,(AG) but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a divine promise.(AH). If the privileges of all believers were so great, according to the new covenant, how absurd for the Gentile converts to be under that law, which could not deliver the unbelieving Jews from bondage or condemnation! Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the NEW NIV Study Bible Notes, Fully Revised Edition. 5 God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children. Although by nature children of wrath and disobedience, they become by grace children of love, and partake of the nature of the children of God; for he will have all his children resemble him. Father God, we ask You to please open our ears, eyes and heart so we can begin to understand the warnings You have written to us concerning false teachings about You and Your ways. 4 1 “For indeed the day 2 is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant evildoers will be chaff. 1 Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all, 2 but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father. He states the following: I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything, but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. 1. All rights reserved worldwide. Sent forth--i.e., from Himself; from that station which is described in John 1:1: "The Word was with God." 6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 30 Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Happy would it be for the church of Christ, if this zeal was better maintained.19,20 The Galatians were ready to account the apostle their enemy, but he assures them he was their friend; he had the feelings of a parent toward them. Paul fears lest his labour is in vain, yet he still labours; and thus to do, whatever follows, is true wisdom and the fear of God. (8-11) The apostle reasons against following false teachers. Chapter. 13 Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first. 11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain. And the more mercy God has shown, in bringing any to know the gospel, and the liberties and privileges of it, the greater their sin and folly in suffering themselves to be deprived of them. 24 These things are being taken figuratively: The women represent two covenants. Yet it is not his way, not his spirit to do so; hence he is never at rest, till he returns to his dependence on Christ again. They pretended affection, but they were not sincere and upright. Galatians 4 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE) Chapter 4. vs.1,2. Écoutez de la musique en streaming sans publicité ou achetez des CDs et MP3 maintenant sur Amazon.fr. Galatians Chapter 4. It is possible for those who have made great professions of religion, to be afterwards drawn aside from purity and simplicity. Also, the advantages Christians enjoy under the gospel. Nothing is so sure a proof that a sinner has passed into a state of justification, as Christ being formed in him by the renewal of the Holy Spirit; but this cannot be hoped for, while men depend on the law for acceptance with God.21-27 The difference between believers who rested in Christ only, and those who trusted in the law, is explained by the histories of Isaac and Ishmael. 4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. 17 They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them. Same thing with God. chapter 4. verse 1. verse 2. verse 3. verse 4. verse 5. verse 6. verse 7. verse 8. verse 9. verse 10. verse 11. verse 12. verse 13. verse 14. verse 15. verse 16. verse 17. verse 18. verse 19. verse 20. verse 21 . “Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman’s son.”[f](AN) 31 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we are not children of the slave woman,(AO) but of the free woman.(AP). When the Jews were children (in their younger days); they were held in bondage under the elemental things of the world. Bible Study HOME Other translations of this chapter: NASB / NKJV / ESV. Works and fruits brought forth in a man's own strength, are legal. During the time when Christ was born, he was under the_______. Let us labour to be accepted of God. 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