"I speak in the manner of men…"
Text: Galatians 3:15a
Paul understood how difficult it must be for some to comprehend how the covenant blessing promised to Abraham could be extended to Gentiles. Traditionally, Jewish understanding featured the following:-
1. God gave a great covenant to Abraham.
2. In this covenant He would pour out His blessings upon the descendants of Abraham.
3. Gentiles were not included in the covenant blessing.
Paul wanted to aid understanding of the full extent of God’s promise of blessing in the Abrahamic covenant. He sought to present strong theological arguments to present an important truth- that Gentiles were included in the Abrahamic covenant-blessing. In the following text Paul sought to present this argument in a different manner.
Brethren, I speak in the manner of men:
Though it is only a man’s covenant, yet if it is confirmed,
no one annuls or adds to it.