Galatians 6: 11-18….A quick summary.

See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. For even those who are circumcisedContinue reading “Galatians 6: 11-18….A quick summary.”

Galatians 6: 6-10…Some do’s and do not’s.

Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows toContinue reading “Galatians 6: 6-10…Some do’s and do not’s.”

Galatians 6: 1-5….The summing up begins.

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you also be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. ButContinue reading “Galatians 6: 1-5….The summing up begins.”

Galatians 5: 19-26….Bad and Good!

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit ofContinue reading “Galatians 5: 19-26….Bad and Good!”

Galatians 5: 13-18….Freedom not licence!

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are notContinue reading “Galatians 5: 13-18….Freedom not licence!”

Galatians 5: 1-12….An unexpected wish!

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the wholeContinue reading “Galatians 5: 1-12….An unexpected wish!”

Galatians 4: 28-31….Whose child are you?

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. But what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the slave woman and her son, for the son ofContinue reading “Galatians 4: 28-31….Whose child are you?”

Galatians 4:21-27 Allegorically speaking!

Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you 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 freeContinue reading “Galatians 4:21-27 Allegorically speaking!”

Galatians 4: 8-20….Who is this about?

Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods. But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want toContinue reading “Galatians 4: 8-20….Who is this about?”

Galatians 4: 1-7…..Adoption.

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. In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principlesContinue reading “Galatians 4: 1-7…..Adoption.”