Saturday, December 05, 2015

Advent 2015 December 6

  I am not sure this passage is often thought of as a Christmas passage (Galatians seems removed from the nativity) but the passage points to the key elements.
1 What I am saying is that as long as the heir is a child, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate.
2 He is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father.
3 So also, when we were children, we were in slavery under the basic principles of the world.
4 But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law,
5 to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.

More on this later.  I listened to a radio script today about Mary and Joseph.  We like to imagine their conversations, their concerns, their "ponderings," but sometimes they sound contrived on such programs.  We can still learn something from them, mostly, obedience.  Not blind obedience,  but obedience with eyes open.

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