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01 September, 2015

Search The Scriptures —Study 4 — Galatians 3:19-4:7

Study 4 From The Book of Galatians Is: Galatians 3:19-4:7

1. 3:19-24. Paul seems to have made light of the law.  How does he state its purpose in this passage?
2. In what way does 3:25-4:7 demonstrate the amazing privileges and position of a Christian? Make a list of them in your own words.

Notes. 3:19, 20.  'Added because of transgressions': i.e., the law gave to sin the form of transgression and so made men conscious of guilt before God when they sinned.  Cf. Rom. 3:19, 20; 5:20; 7:7, 13.
'it was ordained by angels through an intermediary': Paul introduces these words to show that the promise is superior to the Law even in the very manner of its promulgation. In the case of Abraham God Himself spoke the promises directly, whereas the giving of the law was through intermediaries on both sides--God being represented by angels. (cf. Dt. 33:2, LXX; Act 7:53; Heb. 2:2), and the people by Moses.