The Holy Ghost makes that agreement a fact by his operation in the heart. place the object before the subject , inverting the usual order of words. There is a fine expression in the speech in which Pericles contrasted the free system of Athenian life, “the trustful spirit of liberty,” with the narrower system of Sparta. And certainly it is an invaluable blessing, in defense of which it is our duty to fight, even to death; since not only the highest temporal considerations, but our eternal interests also, animate us to the contest. The "spiritualising" of Christian interpreters has been carried, in many instances, to equal excess of riot. With the exception of John 8:32, John 8:36, only in Paul. Рим. ζυγῷ δουλείας. To say that the former code is done away and all its commandments is no contradiction. I. Those that followed Judas Galileus, Acts 5:37, chose rather to undergo any death than to be in subjection to any mortal. Because we are not under the law, but under grace, we shall see ourselves called to a higher and nobler type of holiness. But without this radical exposure of the legalist position it was impossible for him adequately to vindicate his gospel and defend his Gentile children in the faith. And that—the conclusion and seal of the whole argument—is the basis of the following closing exhortation. Their quick fancy will readily apprehend the bearing of the illustration; it may bring home to them the force of his doctrinal contention, and the peril of their own position, as he fears they have not seen them yet. 1828. '(It is) FOR freedom (that) Christ made us free' (not for bondage). The liberty here, is that freedom from the law, of which the apostle hath been speaking all along this Epistle: from the curse of the moral law, and from the co-action of it; and principally from the ceremonial law contained in ordinances. 2.3. Rightly are the doors of the Law called devil's martyrs. (Romans 5:2; Ephesians 3:12). vii. Perkins. 2. It lives by the breath of His Spirit. On “again,” see on Galatians 4:9. A wealthy and kind Englishman once bought a poor negro for twenty pieces of gold. Once more then, choose—between Christ and Law; Ishmael and Isaac; the true Jerusalem and the sham. In principle the Pauline allegory does not differ from the type. 1832. The Galatians had been bondmen, enslaved by the worship of false and vile deities. Paul cites the history of the sons of Abraham. And what do they who teach that we are justified by the act of baptism; and they who administer the Lord’s supper to dying persons as a passport to heaven? "Cut it down," Jesus cried, "why cumbereth it the ground?". Aj. Law is essential to freedom, but freedom requires that the law shall be such as comports with the best interests and highest reason of those who have to obey it; for then their best desires will concur with their obligations, and, wishing to do only what the law requires them to do, they will be conscious of no restraint. But in spite of them, the Church is the witness to human liberty; and in England, at least, there has almost never been a great movement in the direction of the people’s freedom in which priests of the Church have not borne worthy part. It is placed ‘behind God’s back.’ It is ‘cast into the depths of the sea.’ It is as though it had never been. (Joseph. If men be permitted to bind our consciences, we shall be deprived of an invaluable blessing, and an insult will be, at the same time, offered to Christ, the Author of our freedom. 2. The Christian is a believer in Christ: and by his faith he is made a partaker of all that Christ has procured for him. That this is philologically uncertain is no proof that Paul did not mean this. But as there is no Greek for ‹in,‘ as there is in translating in 1 Corinthians 16:13; Philemon 1:27; Philemon 4:1, I prefer ‹It is FOR freedom that‘) Christ hath made us free (not in, or for, a state of bondage). "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". Some editors and commentators put the verse, either in whole or in part, at the end of chap. "Stand fast therefore. Mohammedanism is a bastard Judaism; it is the religion of Abraham sensualised. (Witham) --- This verse must be understood in the same manner as the 9th verse of the preceding chapter. 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For examples in the papyri see Moulton and Milligan (Expositor, VII. 2020.07.05 Declaring dependence on Christ William Akehurst, HSWC SONG: The Cross is My Statue of Liberty STAND FAST. Paul"s mainly Gentile readers were in danger of returning to slavery, not to the slavery of their heathen sins as before but to the slavery of the Mosaic Law. But, again, to obey any one isolated law, however good that law may be, and however we may admire and love the Lawgiver, may still carry with it a sense of confining and contraction. 2. The Galatians had been mostly Gentiles; yet St. Paul’s again implies that their fall into a Judaism is simply a relapse into a ritualism now null, and essentially to be identified with the heathen ritualism they had left. The best MSS. Genesis 9:3). How much more eagerly should we do homage and service to the divine Master, who Himself has made us free! 2. Our liberty is founded on Christ Himself, who sits at the right hand of God and intercedes for us. Against all such errors, by whomsoever they are inculcated, you must be on your guard. At the same period, Arnold was head-master at Rugby. The Biblical Illustrator. p. 155; Holsten, Hofmann, Reithmayr. There is no turning back. In fact, the Law was in place until Jesus came [Galatians 3:19]. Beecher. ", Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible. Legg. "So now," says Paul, pointing to Ishmael’s "persecution" of the infant Isaac, hinted at in Genesis 21:8-10. Galatians 5:19-21 the works of the flesh. The phrase ζυγῷ δουλείας is the “yoke of bondage,” though both nouns want the article. Such is the soul of man, that all that in his horizon falls within the compass of time, however long--or of a present life however full--that man’s circle being small, compared to his own consciousness of his own capability, through that disproportion, he feels a limitation. See notes on Textual Criticism. They were Ishmaelite sons of Abraham, with none of the nobleness, the reverence, the calm and elevated faith of their father. To die will be a very little thing. Liberty from the present.—Now look to the ‘liberty’ from the present. does not produce any obscurity or abruptness (in opposition to Reiche). But the connection is loose and pointless, and στήκετε becomes in that case abrupt and unsupported. In this way Paul resumes the thread of his discourse dropped in Galatians 4:7. "Commentary on Galatians 5:1". Hence ‘again.’ ‘Freedom’ is the outcome of the preceding discussion, and is emphatically put first ‘For, or ‘unto freedom’ (better than ‘with freedom,’ although the Greek admits both), i.e., in order that we might be and remain free. Peter also, Acts 15:10, calls it a yoke.— ἐνέχεσθε) ἐνέχομαι, in the middle voice, I hold fast by, obstinately. Redemption from the slavery of sin should fill the heart with gratitude. Luther’s first great treatise was Concerning Christian Liberty. In daily society it will impart a kindliness, a charity, a justice, in cur estimate of the words and conduct of those around us; it will teach us a Divine tolerance and a modest humility. The fruit will never make the root or the sap, but the root and the sap ensure the fruit. [Genesis 17:23; Genesis 17:26] It was to renounce salvation by faith and the renewing of the Holy Spirit. The moral situation created by the Judaic controversy had been rehearsed in the family life of Abraham. Are ye saved through faith and that not of yourself--“it is the gift of God?” You shall leave this :Rock if you like; you may be able to swim; I cannot, and so I stop here; and when the crack of doom shall come I shall be here, God helping me, believing this self-same doctrine. “Because Christians are the children of the free woman, you Gentiles must not allow yourselves to be made slaves again by believing that the Law of Moses is necessary to your salvation!! The first clause of Galatians 4:25 is best understood in the shorter, marginal reading of the R. V, also preferred by Bishop Lightfoot ( το γαρ σινα ορος εστιν k.t.l.). 4.) The wretched state of the re-enslaved believer. An interesting suggestion has been made to the effect that the verb rendered "answereth to" means "has the same numerical value as." According, then, to diplomatic evidence, the best supported reading is-. And when this is so, he may assure himself that the freedom will not be abused. I. Galatians 5:1. After your past experience (Galatians 4:9)! I can consult Him in every difficulty and confess to Him every thought, and know it is forgiven then and there. Is it mere unruliness or restlessness, or dislike of study? Let us be careful, in our contest for the true, not to use the words and uphold the actions which lead to the false. Bondage under the wrath of God and fear of eternal death. They take more pains to earn hell than the martyrs of Christ to obtain heaven. wherewith Christ hath made us free; we are not free born, but on the contrary homeborn slaves, as Ephraim was; nor could this liberty in any of its branches be obtained by us, by any merit, righteousness, act, or acts of ours, but is wholly of Christ's procuring for us, both by price and power; whereby he has ransomed and delivered us out of the hands of all our spiritual enemies, sin, Satan, the law, and death; and it is of his proclaiming in the Gospel, and of his applying by his Spirit, whom he sends down into our hearts as a free Spirit, to acquaint us with it, and lead us into it, who works faith in us to lay hold upon, and receive this blessing of grace as others: and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. No man can do as he likes. And then see to what I am admitted. "The Bible Study New Testament". Christian liberty is freedom in good things. 2. is therefore commodi, not instrumenti. See the note on ἑξαγοράσῃ, Galatians 4:5. στήκετε οὖν. Only you must observe that Abraham had two sons. The utmost freedom may be given to this employment of the imagination, so long as it is true to the moral of the narrative which it applies. BibliographyAbbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. 1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Our religion will be displayed, not in a punctilious attention to external rules, but in a life-giving spirit, which will penetrate into every department of action in relation to others. St Paul employs ἐνέχειν here only, cf. At different stages of maturity new codes are instituted, but some of the same commandments appear often. Galatians 5:22-24 the fruits of the Spirit. By Paul only here and 2 Thessalonians 1:4. The false teachers were evidently telling them that they needed to submit to circumcision to be truly acceptable to God. There are things in your life which you can scarcely dare to look back upon, and when you do they shackle you. (1) Stand fast therefore.—The external evidence is very strong in favour of a different reading: With (or, perhaps, For) liberty did Christ make us free. What is the whole system of popery, but an establishment of the covenant of works? They were Ishmaelite sons of Abraham, with none of the nobleness, the reverence, the calm and elevated faith of their father. It seems no less wonderful to see a tree--no sturdy oak, but slender birch, or trembling aspen--standing erect away up on a mountain brow; where, exposed to the sweep of every storm, it has gallantly maintained its ground against the tempests that have laid in the dust the stateliest ornaments of the plain. This inversion throws an emphasis on ἡμᾶς, as the previous context demands; for the whole passage forcibly contrasts the freedom granted to us Christians with the bondage which the Jews inherit.— μὴ πάλιν … Converts had all alike, whether Jews or Greeks, been under bondage to some law, human or divine: all had been set free by Christ, but might now, by the voluntary adoption of circumcision, forfeit this freedom and rivet the yoke of Law about their own necks. When it begins to shine a little he fights against it with might and main. BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. Sad. (1) Stand fast therefore.—The external evidence is very strong in favour of a different reading: With (or, perhaps, For) liberty did Christ make us free. It is the only one of Paul’s epistles specifically addressed to churches in more than one city (1:2; compare 3:1; 1 Cor. Text Commentaries by David Guzik David Guzik is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara, California. According to later Jewish theology, the real Jerusalem, like all other sacred things, existed originally in heaven. Nevertheless it Isaiah, of course, very different. All mankind is so wrapped up in this idea that it is hard to drag it out of people. into a complete sentence, e.g., the addition of ᾖ, οὖν, or γάρ, and the omission of οὖν after στήκετε, all evidently corrections made with one object. VI. Those who are yet cleaving to the covenant of works—, [What works will ye ever do, that shall be effectual for your salvation? BibliographyLuther, Martin. Such is the soul of man, that all that in his horizon falls within the compass of time, however long--or of a present life however full--that man’s circle being small, compared to his own consciousness of his own capability, through that disproportion, he feels a limitation. '(It is) FOR freedom (that) Christ made us free' (not for bondage). He discharged it for us, even to the uttermost farthing. This inversion throws an emphasis on , as the previous context demands; for the whole passage forcibly contrasts the freedom granted to us Christians with the bondage which the Jews inherit.— ’ Converts had all alike, whether Jews or Greeks, been under bondage to some law, human or divine: all had been set free by Christ, but might now, by the voluntary adoption of circumcision, forfeit this freedom and rivet the yoke of Law about their own necks. He has undertaken for me in everything. And that is ‘liberty’ from the past ‘wherewith Christ hath made us free’—the purchase of His cross, the gift of His throne. If men be permitted to bind our consciences, we shall be deprived of an invaluable blessing, and an insult will be, at the same time, offered to Christ, the Author of our freedom. Under this allegorical dress the Apostle expounds once more his doctrine, already inculcated, of the difference between the Legal and Christian state. I am sure that steadfastness in these particular times has its value, and I urge you,, to it that the gospel which you have received, the gospel of the grace of God, you stand fast to as long as you live. First, take the revival of Christian liberty at the time of the Reformation. ἠλευθ. Sad. But the omission of ᾗ makes the clause and the connection difficult, though the omission is really well supported. Ishmael stands forth as the type of the carnal man. In the eighth chapter of the Gospel of St. John, Jesus declares: "If the Son shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed." He is the great emancipator of the spirit, and the conscience, and the intellect, and the heart of man. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/galatians-5.html. Theirs is a double misfortune. But the force of the application depends on the actuality of the original story, which in the illicit allegory is matter of indifference. In obeying God, I obey myself. Yet is there a counterfeit equality, which loudly declares that a man has no ‘betters,’ refusing to recognise God’s hierarchy of goodness and genius, and reducing all characters to the same dead level. Our conscience is free and quiet because it no longer has to fear the wrath of God. στήκω is unknown in classical Greek), and be not again (see note on ch. 25. It might have been supposed that, under the severer system, boys would be afraid to do wrong, and that they would take advantage of the more lenient system to deceive. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/galatians-5.html. 1.] "The Adam Clarke Commentary". But you must put away every thought that may interfere with the honour of Christ, to whom the glory of your salvation must be given, whole and entire, from first to last. Stand ... therefore ... Paul, by this admonished the Galatians to hold their ground, resist the Judaizers and reject the persuasions of those who would entangle them in such things as sabbath days, feast days, circumcision and all other Jewish regulations. It is a tree which has an innate capacity of growth. Christian liberty is the liberty of love. After having told them that they are the children of the free woman, he now reminds them that they ought not lightly to despise a freedom so precious. the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, τῇ ἐλευθερίᾳ οὖν ᾗ χριστὸς ἡμᾶς ἠλευθέρωσε, τῇ ἐλευθερίᾳ ἡμᾶς χριστὸς ἠλευθέρωσε· στήκετε οὖν, "Before plunging into this third section of his letter, Paul interjects a verse that is at once a summary of all that has gone before and a transition to what follows. Galatians 5:7-12 he disclaimeth the preaching of circumcision himself, Galatians 5:13-15 He adviseth them not to abuse their liberty, but to serve. With liberty Christ has made us free, stand fast therefore. Calvin and many reformed theologians have answered this question this way. Galatians 5:1. What a ‘liberty’ is here! At one time the emperor was compelled to grant to the bishop of Rome certain immunities and privileges. (Newman Hall. ), the laughter of the childless Sarah bursts forth again, to be gloriously renewed in the persecuted Church of Jesus. Title: Galatians derives its title (pros Galatas), from the region in Asia Minor (modern Turkey), where the churches addressed were located. Towards the Conclusion, he draws a striking Contrast, between the Works of the Flesh, and the Fruits of the Spirit. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. Galatians 5:1. (W. By the merit of His death. BibliographyHawker, Robert, D.D. Beracot, fol. We are not now speaking of this liberty. The word is one of ill repute in exegesis. Once more it is claimed that the OT supports Paul. Stand fast, then, and be not entangled, &c. There seems to be no sufficient reason why this should not be adopted. Were we under the curse of the broken law? It is altogether the purchase of his blood, and the gift of God for his sake: and it must be received, by every creature under heaven, “without money, and without price.” St. Paul tells you, that if you do the best act in the world with a view to augment your interest in Him, “he shall profit you nothing [Note: ver. And the moment I begin to think I cannot do it. The Church of Christ can no more hold fellowship with Judaism than could Isaac with the spiteful, mocking Ishmael. Rights and liberties belong to stages or states of condition. Let this represent liberty national, by which ecclesiastical freedom is guaranteed. Well does Paul, then, warn the Galatians, not to be entangled again with the yoke of bondage, — that is, not to allow a snare to be laid for their consciences. Others, following the Westminster Confession, regard Sunday worship as a continuation of Sabbath worship. He will tell his "children" a story! 1 Corinthians 16:2) met to worship on Sunday rather than on the Sabbath? The grave cannot hold me. all safe! 1 of chap. IV. Others, by adoption, understand that full state of liberty of which the apostle had been before speaking, in opposition to that state of childhood and nonage in which believers were until the times of the gospel; for, Galatians 5:1, we shall find that that was a liberty wherewith Christ made us free: and indeed this last sense seemeth best to agree with what the apostle had before said, Galatians 4:1-3, though the other … At different stages of maturity new codes are instituted, but some of the same commandments appear often. He had two sons, one of free, and the other of servile birth. ]: and “if an angel from heaven were to bring such a doctrine as that, he must be held accursed [Note: Galatians 1:8-9. The law of Moses could not form a "new creature." This Judaising temper displays itself whenever men try to narrow down eternal principles of conduct into minute rules, which can prefer no higher claim than to be deemed useful to some, whilst they may be positively injurious to others In vindicating the freedom brought to us by the gospel, we throw ourselves back on the primary truths of Christianity--the Fatherhood of God, and the reconciliation wrought out by the atoning work of Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Son of God. For, whatever the precise reading may be, the repetition of the catchword “freedom,” and of ἡμᾶς (which carries on the idea of τέκνα τ. Dead Judaism and ethnicism are equally Christless. Too many today in the church take this liberty very seriously and live as they like rather than placing themselves under the constraints of Christian living. Freedom is what we have! The Law of Moses could never set you free from that penalty [Galatians 3:21]. vi. Some will quake at this next comment, but the word liberty has the thought of what we call license today. 6:7-10 Never Give Up…Never, Never, Never! The division of chapters has unfortunately perpetuated this error. One day he exceeds his license, he makes himself intolerable; he must begone. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cpc/galatians-5.html. The yoke of bondage.—Contrasted with the yoke of Christ, which is compatible with the fullest spiritual freedom. The inferior has not the right of the superior. The contrary was the case. Accepting the W.H. He only stands between us and the evils which trouble and afflict us and which He has overcome for us. For the Jews had been accustomed to look upon circumcision rather as a part of the law received by Moses, than as the sign of the promise given to Abraham, John 7:22. Here lies the difference between legitimate and illegitimate allegory. And I know no other bond but His, which is the dearest to me in all the world, and that is liberty! Satan hates the light of the Gospel. It gives an excellent sense, for it justifies the equation of Hagar with the Sinaitic covenant. 3. Used by Permission. There is the tyranny of ignorance. Dispensational theologians have suggested another answer to this question that to me seems more consistent with what Scripture says. 1. At one time the emperor was compelled to grant to the bishop of Rome certain immunities and privileges. Enter the Scripture. ],” and “our sins are blotted out as a morning cloud.”], 2. He was a natural son. Only Christ could, whose ransom was infinite. Paul does not blame them for doing so. In this verse St Paul clinches the argument of Galatians 4:21-31 with a summary statement of doctrine, and a practical application. The Apostle points out in the story of Hagar a spiritual intent, such as exists in every scene of human life if we had eyes to see it, something other than the literal relation of the facts, but nowise alien from it. ἠλευθέρωσε signifies has rendered free, and ᾖ coheres with free [rather than with the rendered]: stand, erect, without a yoke.— πάλιν, again) ch. Gr. a yoke which neither they nor their fathers were able to bear. Those who are enjoying the liberty wherewith Christ hath made them free—, [Enjoy it, and be thankful for it — — — but “turn it not to licentiousness.” Shew, by your lives, that the Gospel is “a doctrine according to godliness:” and let the world see that, whilst you “contend earnestly for the faith delivered to the saints,” you are “careful to maintain good works.”]. Where is this liberty? in Epit. 1. For freedom did Christ make (or set) us free: stand firm, therefore, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage. Stand fast therefore in the liberty, &c. — The apostle (chap. Her sons chafed under the Roman yoke. Neither of these is to be preferred to the received translation. So it is with the Mosaic Law and the law of Christ. "If the Son make you free," said Jesus, "ye shall be free indeed." ],” or be induced to “make shipwreck of your faith in Christ [Note: 1 Timothy 1:19. xviii. It was a true symbol of the working of the law of Moses, exhibited in the present condition of Judaism. Slave-born Ishmael mocked (Genesis 21:10*) free-born Isaac, and the son of the slave was righteously cast out. Ye are free sons of the free, stand fast therefore in freedom. Winer, § 19, 1; Soph. The new life and the new heart are in accord. Matthew 11:29, Matthew 11:30; Acts 15:10; 1 Timothy 6:1. Gifted with freewill, he is answerable for his conduct; subjected no longer to the ordinances of the Mosaic Law, he claims the liberty of the gospel; but he dares not forget that there still is a law limiting and controlling the freedom which he enjoys, and that every action of his carries responsibility with it. Again. And yet once more. You know the story of the boy who stood on the burning deck because his father said, “Stand there,” and he could not come away. He terminated it as a code and has replaced it with a new code, "the Law of Christ" ( Galatians 6:2). Christ is the true Emancipator of men. The laughter of Hagar’s boy at Sarah’s weaning-feast seems but a slight offence to be visited with the punishment of expulsion; and the incident one beneath the dignity of theological argument. This is civil liberty. Consider the many smokers that have left this addiction, left its health inhibiting clutches, and left its pocket book robbing character, for the freedom of not being tied to such a habit, THEN returning to that habit and all its consequences, having been free of all that and then going back to smoking and becoming ensnared again. Ajax, 944; Sept. Song of Solomon 5:1. 2. "Commentary on Galatians 5:1". The Christians' duty with reference to this privilege, namely, to stand fast in the liberty which Christ has purchased for them, without obliging themselves to observe any part of the ceremonial law, which was now a servility perfectly unprofitable, and nothing else: stand fast in it; that is, maintain and defend it both in judgment and practice. 4. This carnal liberty the people want in our day. A perfect Christian is the one and only creature that has absolute liberty unchecked by law, by institution, by foregoing thoughts of men, by public sentiment. So I am quite free from all my future. I. Christian liberty is the liberty of faith. [Note: Boice, p486.]. Paul leads the Church across the Rubicon. There are tyrannies which have nothing to do with physical restraints, and against these we must war incessantly. "As far as I am a Christian," said Channing, "I am free. They do but assure their own ruin. The time had come to apply in all its rigour Christ’s principle of combat, "He that is not with Me is against Me." Galatians 5:1-15; Freedom to Serve: To be set free from the bondage of sin, we must become servants of God and one another. to work that we may be loved, and to work because we are loved; to have a motive from without, or to have a motive from within; to be guided by a fear, or to be attracted by an affection? So it is with the Mosaic Law and the law of Christ. "Commentary on Galatians 5:1". Christian liberty does not violate but honours the law of love. 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