Be Free Not A Slave
Galatians 4:21-31
Insight: Ishamel was born through the flesh or human will, Isaac was born through a promise or God's...
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2011-06-23 11:53:21
Insight: Ishamel was born through the flesh or human will, Isaac was born through a promise or God's will (4:22-23) Insight: God blesses the child (or actions) that come through trusting His Promises, not the child that came through human exertion. Note the relation between this OT story and Paul's concern for the Galatians. Trusting in God or trusting in yourself? In trying to obey the law to earn God's love (promises) you become an Ishmael, or slave; but in believing in God's promises you become free, or an Isaac. Central Idea: I think what Paul is trying to get at here is the idea that trying to do things of your own will (like Abraham and Hagar) will make you a slave, but relying on God's promises (like Abraham and Sarah) brings about God's blessing. This makes sense because in the latter, you are trusting God to do His work and not relying on your own duty to make you clean before God.
10000000081952 81952 Notes 2011-06-22 14:32:35 2011-06-23 11:53:21 Insight: Ishamel was born through the flesh or human will, Isaac was born through a promise or God's will (4:22-23) Insight: God blesses the child (or actions) that come through trusting His Promises, not the child that came through human exertion. Note the relation between this OT story and Paul's concern for the Galatians. Trusting in God or trusting in yourself? In trying to obey the law to earn God's love (promises) you become an Ishmael, or slave; but in believing in God's promises you become free, or an Isaac. Central Idea: I think what Paul is trying to get at here is the idea that trying to do things of your own will (like Abraham and Hagar) will make you a slave, but relying on God's promises (like Abraham and Sarah) brings about God's blessing. This makes sense because in the latter, you are trusting God to do His work and not relying on your own duty to make you clean before God. notes
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Galatians
Galatians 4:21-31
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[You who desire to be under the law do not listen to the law.]
For it is written that Abraham had two sons,
one by a slave woman
and one by a free woman.
But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh,
while the son of the free woman was born through promise.
ideaexplanation
ground
Now this may be interpreted allegorically:
these women are two covenants.
One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar.
Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia;
series
she corresponds to the present Jerusalem,
for she is in slavery with her children.
But the Jerusalem above is free,
and she is our mother.
For it is written,
"Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear;
break forth and cry aloud, you who are not in labor!
For the children of the desolate one will be more than those of the one who has a husband."
inference
negativepositive
Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise.
But just as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit,
so also it is now.
comparison
But what does the Scripture say?
"Cast out the slave woman and her son,
for the son of the slave woman shall not inherit with the son of the free woman."
questionanswer
So, brothers, we are not children of the slave
but of the free woman.
progression
discourse
10000000081952 81952 Arc 2011-06-22 14:32:35 2011-06-23 11:53:21 editing Galatians 4 21 4 31 Galatians 4:21-31 48 NT esv i685672 i685673 i685674 i685646 [You who desire to be under the law do not listen to the law.] i685675 i685647 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, i685676 i685648 one by a slave woman i685649 and one by a free woman. i685650 But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, i685651 while the son of the free woman was born through promise. ideaexplanation 1 ground 1 i685677 i685652 Now this may be interpreted allegorically: i685678 i685653 these women are two covenants. i685679 i685680 i685681 i685654 One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar. i685655 Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia; series i685682 i685656 she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, i685657 for she is in slavery with her children. ground 1 ideaexplanation 1 i685683 i685684 i685658 But the Jerusalem above is free, i685659 and she is our mother. series i685685 i685660 For it is written, i685686 i685687 i685661 "Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear; i685662 break forth and cry aloud, you who are not in labor! series i685663 For the children of the desolate one will be more than those of the one who has a husband." ground 1 inference 2 ground 1 negativepositive 2 ideaexplanation 1 ideaexplanation 1 ideaexplanation 1 i685688 i685664 Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. i685689 i685690 i685665 But just as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, i685666 so also it is now. comparison 1 1 i685691 i685667 But what does the Scripture say? i685692 i685668 "Cast out the slave woman and her son, i685669 for the son of the slave woman shall not inherit with the son of the free woman." ground 1 questionanswer 2 i685693 i685670 So, brothers, we are not children of the slave i685671 but of the free woman. negativepositive 2 progression ideaexplanation 1 inference 2 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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