Today we take a close look at the end of Genesis 14 where we learn of Melchizedek the priest of the most high God (a picture of our Lord Jesus Christ), and Abram's battle against temptation and the king of Sodom.
"But now, after ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage" Gal 4:9. Great question...
In the 15th chapter of Genesis we see Abraham's first justification, as "he believed in the LORD; and He counted it to him for righteousness." Gen 15:6.
"Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?" (Gal 3:3). This is the major criticism of the churches of Galatia and the doctrinal theme of the epistle. So read and listen, else you may also be bewitched.
To understand the end of chapter 4 in the book of Galatians, we must first know about the life of Abraham. Today John takes a look back in Genesis to review the births of Ishmael and Isaac, and uses the allegories of Hagar and Sarah to follow Paul's teaching.
"Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." Gal 5:1. Paul begins chapter 5 by summarizing the doctrine laid out in chapters 3 and 4.
In Genesis 21 we begin studying the career of Isaac. After Isaac is weaned, the Lord tells Abraham to listen to Sarah and cast out Hagar and Ishmael.
Today we slow down to revisit the wonderful picture of our Lord Jesus Christ in Genesis 22.