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We believe in Holy Trinity Galatians: 4: 1-7 Vs. 4: When the fullness of time had come, God sent his son, born of woman, born under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.
In this scripture portion, Paul is trying to teach the Galatian readers some important lessons. First of all, Paul is explaining what it means to be a son of Abraham , and a child of God by faith in Jesus Christ. Some members of the Galatian church misunderstood the law of Moses for justification. He corrected the people by explaining that law only played a big role of a tutor to lead them to Christ. Before the promise came, law was given because of their transgressions, in order to be right with God. After the arrival of Christ, justification came only by faith in Christ, and it made all believers to become God's adopted children. Paul continues to teach that, those who are in Christ, are freed from slavery to the law, as well as from sinfulness., and are adopted by God as his own children. God sent his spirit into the hearts of everyone who were adopted as sons and daughters. The Holy spirit is referred to here as the spirit of the son. The spirit moves into our hearts and gives us the right ,along with His son Jesus, to address God as father or “Abba''. Therefore it is better to understand that , without our transgressions and the law standing in between God and us, we can unite with God as adopted children and address him as a beloved father. Also we can see the Apostle is using an analogy to explain some of the facts, by illustrating, the difference between born into slavery and being born into the promise by faith in Christ. 2.Supremacy of the gospel over the law as a means to justification. 3. Old sinful life vs new life in Christ. 4. Slavery to sonship/ freeman. Therefore, this portion is vividly explaining to show that each member of the Trinity is involved in salvation. God the father sent his son to save us, and the spirit of God was sent to his children as the confirmation of adoption as heirs.
Dear Lord, thank you for sending your son Jesus to justify us before you, as righteous and for adopting as heirs of your kingdom.
Thought of the day
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