As this major section of Galatians comes to a close (3:6-5:1), Paul has one final, biblical argument for the Galatian church to consider: the story of Sarah and Hagar in Genesis. Some scholars propose that the reason he cites this story is because Jewish-Christian missionaries had used it to prove the Galatian church’s need to be circumcised. As you can expect, Paul interprets the story in a very different way.
Before we can jump into his argument, however, we need a refresher on who these characters are and what we can learn from them in the OT. And that’s what we get in this teaching.
the restoration project. Joshua James. 5 November 2017