READ GALATIANS 4:8-11
THE WEAK AND BEGGARLY THINGS
Legalistic religiosity has many characteristics. There are lots of rules about what you can eat and drink, what you should wear, what you can and cannot do. The list can be endless. For the Galatians it was about keeping certain days holy and making a big deal about months and years and seasons, the kind of religion they had been set free from. It is so easy for us as Christians to be set free from bondage into a relationship with God through Jesus, only to go back to religious rule keeping as a means of deeper spirituality and holiness. Paul calls this going back to bondage. There are always Christians who turn the gospel into some heavy set of rules with God as a great taskmaster watching to see if every rule is kept. Living this kind of Christianity proves that we don’t understand the gospel at all. Let’s not let this happen to us.