Bible Reading Day 270

by markburlinson

Day 270: September 27 (Galatians 4)

Good morning!

Today we begin with a section of Paul’s letter to the Galatians that is central to our understanding of our relationship with God. If we could really grasp this truth, our lives would have a solid foundation!

​Verses 1-7:
Think of it this way. If a father dies and leaves an inheritance for his young children, those children are not much better off than slaves until they grow up, even though they actually own everything their father had. 2 They have to obey their guardians until they reach whatever age their father set. 3 And that’s the way it was with us before Christ came. We were like children; we were slaves to the basic spiritual principles of this world.
4 But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. 5 God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children. 6 And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.” 7 Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir.

What does it mean to you that you are God’s child today? What inheritance has God given you?

In verses 8-20, Paul applies these principles to the Galatians, and then from verse 21 he underlines what he has taught us by illustrating it with principles from the account of Abraham’s two wives and two sons.

God loves to take our life experiences (especially our mistakes) and turn them around to teach us and others what He is like, and what His good plans are for us.

Have a great day!