NEW TESTAMENT CRITICAL COMMENTARY
by Dr. Robert R. Seyda
PAUL’S LETTER TO THE GALATIAN CHURCHES
Praise God for all of you faithful students of God’s Word. I’m so proud of each one of you who, by your faithfulness, have shown the Lord that you do want to know more about Him. Therefore, you are getting to know more about what He gave the Apostle Paul to say about what really constitutes a born again, sanctified, child of God.
As any good seminary or Bible School would do, it’s time for a Christmas break and welcoming the New Year. So, we will begin studying Chapter Four of Galatians when we get back into class on Monday, January 6, 2020. In the interim, I wish all of you a very, very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years.
In the meantime, I would appreciate any comments, observations, or questions you may have on the first three chapters of Galatians. Post them on the Called to Live in Freedom Group page so others can read them and add what you have discovered to what they have learned. Not only will they receive a blessing from you, but you will be a blessing from their responses.
Chapter 4 of Galatians is an interesting part of Paul’s letter. He uses two women to illustrate the children of the Law and those of Faith. He wants the Galatians to know that being a child of the Law is a rigorous lifestyle and has no real benefit when it comes to forgiveness of sin and salvation. On the other hand, being a child of Faith was designed by God to not only provide forgiveness of sin and salvation but give eternal life as well. It is an interesting metaphor with all kinds of intricate details that I believe you will love to study and learn what they mean.
So, God bless you, and I will see you back here in class on Monday, January 6, 2020. And you are permitted to wear whatever ugly Christmas sweater you received as a gift to class. – Dr. Robert R Seyda