Through My Bible Yr 03 – September 21

Galatians 3:19 – 4:7

Through My Bible – September 21

Galatians 3:19 – 4:7 (EHV)

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Galatians 3

The Law as Chaperone

19 Then what about the law? It was added for the purpose of revealing transgressions, until the Seed [1] to whom the promise referred had come. It was transmitted through angels by the hand of a mediator. 20 Now a mediator is not needed for one party, but God is one.

21 Then is the law against the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given that could give life, certainly righteousness would have been derived from the law. 22 But Scripture imprisoned all things under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ would be given to those who believe. 23 But before this faith came, we were held in custody under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith was revealed. 24 So the law was our chaperone [2] until Christ, so that we might be justified by faith. 25 But now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a chaperone. [3]

Sons of God Through Faith

26 In fact, you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 Indeed, as many of you as were baptized into Christ have been clothed with Christ. 28 There is not Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female, for you are all one and the same in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants [4] and heirs according to the promise.

God Sent His Son

Galatians 4

What I am saying is this: As long as the heir is a young child, he is no different from a slave. Although he is owner of everything, he is still under guardians and managers until the day set by his father. So also, when we were younger children, we were enslaved under the basic principles of the world. But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son to be born of a woman, so that he would be born under the law, in order to redeem those under the law, so that we would be adopted as sons. And because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts to shout, “Abba, Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son. And if you are a son, then you are also an heir of God through Christ. [5]


  1. Galatians 3:19 Or Descendant; Genesis 12:7
  2. Galatians 3:24 The Greek term for chaperone referred to a man who was to supervise, discipline, and watch out for a boy.
  3. Galatians 3:25 Or custodian
  4. Galatians 3:29 Or seed
  5. Galatians 4:7 Some witnesses to the text read an heir through God.

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