The Good Old Days
Passage: Galatians 4:8–4:11
As humans, we are prone to nostalgic feelings. And, reminiscing for seasons gone by can serve as a source of comfort to us in times of difficulty. But, when we reminisce in such a way that does not to lead to gratitude to God but instead leads to needless comparisons and a belittling of our present situation, we may have fallen into a trap. This is what the Galatian Church was in the midst of. At the prompting of the Judaizers, they began a longing for the past - a time before Christ.
Paul send in this passage an apostolic warning to they who are now on the verge of apostasy - already turning away from Christianity. The church had begun to replace faith in Christ with Law-keeping.
Four Blessings the Galatians Lost By Turning to The Old Days (Before Christ)
- The True God (Galatians 4:8)
- Freedom (Galatians 4:9,10)
- Knowing God (Galatians 4:9)
- Final Justification (Galatians 4:11)