Daily Devotions


Day 75

"What then was the blessing you enjoyed?"

Text: Galatians 4:15a


The apostle reminisced about his ministry in Galatia as he wrote these words.

What then was the blessing you enjoyed?
For I bear you witness that, if possible,
you would have plucked out your own eyes
and given them to me.

Galatians 4:15

1. “What then was the blessing you enjoyed?”

a) Paul had brought great blessings to the Galatians.
b) They had enjoyed his ministry.

2. “Blessing”

a) All believers enjoy the fullness of God’s blessings in the heavenly places (Ephesians 1:3-14).
b) Some blessings are personal-social in dimension.
c) Paul and the Galatians had enjoyed a special blessing of being “brethren”.
d) There was a special rapport and closeness that had been forged.

3. “I bear you witness”

a) Paul used strong language to express a moving recollection.
b) He would have said these words “under oath”.
c) He was making a statement of great truth and importance.

4. “You would have plucked out your own eyes and given them to me”

a) Did Paul intimate that his physical infirmity was with his eyes?
b) Were his eyes injured because of the many painful sufferings he endured?
c) We are unable to say with any great certainty that his physical infirmity was his eye problem.

5. An important symbolic reference

a) There must have been a very strong sense of love for Paul.
b) The Galatians were prepared to make supreme sacrifices for the sake of Paul.
c) They were prepared to give their own eyes to Paul out of sheer love for him.
d) This was indeed a very special blessing that Paul recollected.
e) This kind of strong relationship is a very special blessing from God that must never be taken for granted.