Galatians Devotional 37

The Apostle Paul questions your fleshly law keeping, “Tell me, you who want to be under law, do you not listen to the law?” He clarifies, “For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the bondwoman and one by the free woman. But the son by the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and the son by the free woman through the promise. This is allegorically speaking, for these women are two covenants: one proceeding from Mount Sinai bearing children who are to be slaves [under the Law of Moses]; she is Hagar. Now this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. But the Jerusalem above is free [through Jesus Christ]; she is our mother” (Gal 4:18-26). Therefore, you are free from trying to please God through your fleshly self-effort.

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