Galatians 4:9 – Don’t Go Back.

Join Project 345 as we read through the New Testament.

Context: Paul is expressing his deep concern that the Christians in Galatia are returning to the works of the Law to try to earn a legalistic, works-based form of righteousness.

Galatians 4:9 – “But now you know God – or rather are known by God – how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable principles?  Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again?”

Observations: After placing our faith in Christ, we can return to a works-based form of righteousness that enslaves us.  Only God’s grace brings freedom from the Law through Christ.

Application: I must not become legalistic in my Christian life.  I must live by grace through faith.

How can you guard your life against “turning back to those weak and miserable principles” that enslave you?

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