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Galatians 4: bible study questions

The book of Galatians is one of the most wonderful book that God sent to us to learn about righteousness by faith . In this chapter Paul inspired by the Holy Spirit touches on righteousness by faith around the end of the chapter. We are called by God to talk a lot about this topic as this is the most needed understanding and experience Christians need and lack .

We can have all knowledge but it does not avail anything if we do not resemble Jesus .

Galatians 4: bible study questions helps us understand more clearly how we can receive righteousness the which no human has. Sadly many human beings claim to be righteousness, but they do not understand that it is an illusion . Human pride wants to believe they are good. The bible says , unless we realize and be honest enough to realize that there is no one good, then we are not converted and remain in a lost condition , even if we claim to believe in Jesus. Let us dig deeper in Galatians 4: bible study questions

GA 4 4 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, different nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;

Who is the heir of God? Let us study Galatians 4: bible study questions On earth Jesus came as a servant to show what is the spirit of heaven. In fact things in heaven are very different than things on earth . In heaven to make others happy and to serve others is the greatest joy. On earth people love to be served and to trample on others. Jesus gave us the example . Jesus differed in nothing from earthly servants, yet Jesus is the creator of all things. Meek and lowly we need to receive this attributes if we want to make it to heaven .

GA 4 2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.

Who are governors and tutors in Galatians 4: bible study questions On earth there are also earthly rulers, the bible never says that these are sent by God, but it says we need to obey earthly rulers. Not that obeying will have us become holy as we can follow all earthly rules and still be selfish, proud, unloving, unkind. Jesus on earth was also subject to rules such as gravity, needing to eat and sleep. Those before he became a men on earth Jesus was not subject to. Jesus Hebrews says had to become in all things such as a men to pass the test and live a sinless life and gain the victory . By faith in Jesus sacrifice, we can now be forgiven all our sins and one day hope to live forever where there will be no more sorrow, no more tears no more death.

RE 2 10 Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of Life.

It is not how you start your christen life but how you end it as all can fall away . This is a doctrine of devils taught in many Christian churches that say that one is always saved. No we saw that Israel rejected present truth and were rejected. In the times of Noah people rejected the message to enter Noah s ark and were rejected. Modern Christianity rejected the first angels message and became Babylon .

This is very important that we need to follow on the steps of the Lord and accept new truth . Many people accept one part of the bible and rejects any new message God sends them . They say no mom was a member of this church and it is good enough for me . And doing so they reject Jesus . Galatians 4: bible study questions tells us that this can only be done with Jesus righteousness . Humans have no righteousness. Only God has righteousness and can give us his righteousness.

RE 21 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.”

GA 4 3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:

The Jewish nation was under bondage. As Jesus death on the cross was still in the futur They had to show their faith in sacrificying animals showing they believed that one day Messiah would die on the cross.

Once Jesus died we are no longer under the condemnation of the law. We are to keep the 10 commandments as sin is the transgression of the law. But we only need to ask forgiveness for our sins. And we do not need to bring an animal as Jesus already died on the cross. Jesus love for you is so immense that He preferred to die on the cross, rather to be separated from you for all eternity . How how amazing is Gods love for you personally .

GA 4 4 But when the foulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

Studying Galatians 4: bible study questions we learn that Jesus when He was baptised said the time is fulfilled. Which time was fulfilled ? The 69 weeks of the 2300 day prophecy . It starts Daniel 9 tells us when Jerusalem is rebuilt , ends in 1844 which is 2300 years later. Gabriel says from Jerusalem rebuilt to Messiah baptised is 69 weeks of 490 years from 457 bc which is ad 27. Truly the foulness of time has come and Jesus was baptised and died exactly as the 2300 day prophecy told us .

GA 4 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

Not that old testament people were saved by the law, as we are all saved by grace. If anyone could be saved by their works then Jesus would not have needed to die on the cross. But they were under the condemnation of the law as Messiah was not yet born.

They had to show their faith i some way. And God chose for them to show their faith in sacrificing animals earlier time their sinned. In Galatians 4: bible study questions we learn that they were redeemed and we also by the blood of Jesus which cleanses us from all sins . Do you believe Jesus died for you ? Do you ask forgivness for all your sins ? Then you can believe you are truly forgiven .

GA 4 6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

The Holy Spirit teaches us the truth, the Holy Spirit convinces us of sin ? Without Him we would not feel the need to repent as the natural heart is in enmity to God . Our minds are darkened and we do not know the difference of truth and lies unless the Holy Spirit reveals it to us . The Holy Spirit comforts us in affliction, His presence gives us hope and love . We can go forward knowing that Jesus loves you and you can feel his incredible loving presence in your heart.

GA 4 7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

As God gives us his righteousness we become sons of God by birth but also by redemption . Our character is what makes us to be identified by God . Are we meek and lowly like Jesus ? No then we do not belong to God .

GA 4 8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.

Lack of knowledge can make one to be destroyed as we all have a responsibility to find out Why are we here? What is truth ? We need to find out what truth is . Following what society believes in will not be acceptable by God as society the bible says is wicked and fallen . Following a multitude to do evil is not correct. Following others will not be an excuse by God . One cannot say . I did as others did . We are all responsible to find out what truth is .

God is truth, the bible is truth . If we do not take the time to seek for truth, it means that we do not care enough about our lives and eternal life/ Galatians 4: bible study questions tells us that knowing the truth is one step , but receiving Gods righteousness is where conversion comes from as Satan knows the truth but it will not save him .

GA 4 9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?

Here Paul speaks about people who knew that Jesus died for them ans still they wanted to be saved by works . Humans love to believe there is good in them, they want to be proud and say they do not need God . They thus do away with the cross of Jesus and make it of none effect. This is very offensive to God .

Sadly our whole world is filled with legalists who think they are good and holy . It is a total lie and scam . Not one is good there is none that seeks after God .

MT 19 17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

Paul here says that one that forgets of does not understand they we are only saved by grace is in bondage to sin . As men cannot free himself from sin. Men cannot deliver himself from the power of evil and do good unless God helps him with His righteousness.

GA 4 10 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.

Here it does not talk about the sabbath day as some claim . If we go back to Colossians chapter 2 it talks about the law of ordinances which was nailed to the cross. Were the 10 commandments nailed to the cross ? No Why Because with the law is the knowledge of sin. And i had not known sin unless the law said you shall not covet.

These years, months were yearly sabbaths plural which fell on any day of the week which pointed to Jesus on the cross. The seventh day sabbath is not part of those yearly feasts day and the 7 th day sabbath points to creation. As each cannot fail then the sabbath cannot fail. In fact the bible says that in heaven everybody will keep the sabbath.

IS 66 22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain.

23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.

GA 4 11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.

When someone hears the truth that no one is saved by their works and that there is no righteousness in any human. When they go back believing that there is something good in them and that their works saves them , it seems as the preaching to them was unfruitful and that their pride did not allow them to accept the amazing freedom truth that no one shall be saved by the works of the law. Or that if it is by works then it is not more or grace. Those persons go back to a legalistic life which cannot enter heaven unless they remove their proud heart of self righteousness.

GA 4 12 Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as ye are: ye have not injured me at all.

Paul was a legalist, Gods grace gave him freedom from being a Pharisee. As Paul was it would have been good for the Galatians who were returning to legalism to be as Paul was. Free in Jesus . In fact Paul says all things are lawful to the person with Christ righteousness. It does not mean we can sin .

But when many Christians refrain from doing many things, the free Christian allows himself to enjoy life fully and knows all good in him can only come from God , so why make all kinds of effort to be good when it is impossible in your own power to be or do good?

1 CO 6 12 “All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.”

1 CO 9 11 11 If we have sown spiritual seed among you, is it too much if we reap a material harvest from you? 12 If others have this right of support from you, shouldn’t we have it all the more?

GA 4 13 Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first. 14 And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.

The Galatians received Paul as he was the sent of God . But often unless we study this topic of righteousness by faith fully or unless we review it regularly . Then the natural heart takes over and wants to regain the power of believing men is good and doe snot need God . Galatians 4: bible study questions tells is that only one who had Gods righteousness will be able to enter heaven .

MT 22 13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

GA 4 15 Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if it had been possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me. 4 16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

Some people do not like the truth and believe we are against them when we tell them the truth from the bible . But God calls us to preach and tell people what the bible says to free them and have them at last be saved.

Some legalists hate righteousness by faith message as it says men is evil and cannot bring anything good to God . It totally breaks the power of pride as a proud person believes that what God gives and does through him is from himself . A proud person does not believe God works through him. Even if he claims to be a Christian a proud person always believes that they are the ones accomplishing the things they do . It is very hard for a proud person to believe that they are not good .

GA 4 17 They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them. 4 18 But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.

Some people in Glatia bough up the sentiments that they were saved by works and this spiritual exitmentwas false and a deception . Galatians 4: bible study questions teaches that men cannot save himself from his works. Daily we need to ask God please Father God give me your righteousness in the name of Jesus amen .

GA 4 19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you, 20 I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you. 21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?

Paul was finding out and suspecting that the Galatians were changing their belief in the bible in accepting legalistic ideas that were separating them from Jesus. A legalist can be someone who work hard in church, a church leader can be a legalist. A legalist can be seen as a good person . Yet al his self righteousness is of none effect for Jesus as this is a scam as no one can be good . Self righteousness is a deception .

GA 5 4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

GA 4 22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. 23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.

Both of Abraham women were in the same family, the same church, yet one was a legalist and lost, one had conversion and beloved that only God could give her power to do good.

GA 4 24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendered to bondage, which is Agar.

This does not mean that we are not to keep the 10 commandments. As the new covenant is only that God puts the 10 commandments in our hearts. But old covenant people means those who believes that they were saved by works. This does not say that old testament people were legalists.

Legalism is bondage as one need to continually think and work to try to do good. A righteousness by faith person lets God do all things through him without any effort on his part. What an amazing freedom message .

GA 4 25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. 26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

Jerusalem is signified as righteousness by faith and mount Sinai as the legalists. The law only points us to sin, but it cannot help us to have power to do good. Those two groups of people live in the world. A righteousness by faith person can be an atheist, a muslim ect, and the Christian world is separated into legalists and righteousness. Entering heaven with our own righteousness is not possible .

MT 22 12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. 13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

GA 4 27 For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband. 28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. 29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.

This persecution is all over today, in many churches.

When you come with a freedom message that God sent to enjoy ourselves and enjoy life, we find out many Christians are in bondage and think they need to refrain from joy and happiness and pleasure to be saved. Many sadly will not only live sad lives here, but they will also loose eternal life for believing that they are saved by works, thus making the cross of Jesus of none effect. Paul says they are separated from Christ.

GA 5 4 You are separated from Christ, you who are trying to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.

Legalist cannot handle the fact that one that claims to be a believer enjoys himself and is happy and full of pleasure/ They cannot understand that one is not sad like them and unhappy . They want everybody to be in bondage of legalism and rules and traditions which have no weight with God .

GA 4 30 Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman. 31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.

This is a very solemn thought that Paul here says the legalists are not from his own family, the legalists will not inherit eternal life, the legalists are not saved, they are separated from Jesus yet at the same time claiming to be Christians . Are we going to humble ourselves to see that we are not good and ask God for his righteousness without which no one shall be saved ?

Or are we going to be proud and claim to the false belief that we are good and holy in need of nothing ? Let us pray Father God please forgive our sins, help us understand that we are not good and only you have righteousness. Give us your righteousness. Bless and heal us, help us walk daily with you , give us the desires of our hearts please in the name of Jesus amen . EARTHLASTDAY.COM

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