Galatians Lesson 04
Distributed by: KJV Bible Studies
Introduction: Last week in Chapter three, we found that the covenant God made with Abraham was all by faith. The law had a purpose in that it taught us our sinful condition before God, but it could never bring us to God. Only by coming through Jesus Christ can we have salvation.
I. Stand In Grace, Not the Law
Galatians 4:1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; 2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. 3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:
Paul relates a servant and a child as being much alike here in Chapter 4. Until a child receives his inheritance he is much the same as a servant. An heir is a prospective owner of an estate. The child is under the guardianship of either a guardian or tutor.
Governors or stewards have charge over the property. In verse 3, it refers to how the Jews, under the law, had no liberty as we have when we accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We that are under grace are free, but the Jews up until this time were not free.
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