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Galatians - Part 15

The lesson on July 28, 2013 was part 15 of the "Galatians" study and continued in chapter 4 having explained the point Paul was making about leaving the elements of their Pagan worship to the elements of the law that he had left when acknowledging faith had come and been revealed.  The Galatians no longer should consider going back to the law for instructions on how to become saved.  Their faith in Christ and the faith of Christ had now been established as the foundation for salvation in the house of faith.  This passage covers the "zeal" that was present.  Zeal can have good or bad affects.  Paul was pointing out the Jews were using their zeal to excluded the Galatians from the house of faith which would be a bad affect. The scripture reading was from Galatians 4:12-20 KJV "12 Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as ye are: ye have not injured me at all. 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. 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. 16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? 17 They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them. 18 But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you. 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."