Daily Devotions

My Song In The Night (Vital Doctrines)

My Song In The Night (Vital Doctrines)
Day 32

Text: Galatians 4: 3-5


“Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world. But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.”

Galatians 4:3-5


1. The analogy applied.

a. “When we were children”
i. This period is likened to be “in bondage”.
ii. There was no freedom.
iii. Instruction had to be given.
b. Under the elements of the world.
i. There were laws to be learned.
ii. There were restrictions applied.
iii. The lessons included instruction of how to live in this world.

2. In the fulness of time.

a. First, the Lord gave prophecies.
b. The prophecies concerning the Messiah were of great significance.
c. At the right time, called “fulness,” God send forth His Son, the Lord Jesus.
i. He was to be fully human, thus, He was to be born of a woman.
ii. He was to be born under the Law.
iii. He would have to learn to live under the Law
iv. He also had to perfectly fulfil the requirements of the Law.

3. Redemption of the soul.

a. The Lord Jesus was sent forth to become our Redeemer.
b. He would save us from the consequences of sin, which is death.
c. He would offer grace and mercy to all who are repentant.

4. True sons and daughters of God.

a. Through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ we receive salvation.
i. We are justified.
ii. We are declared righteous before God.
b. In this plan of redemption:
i. We are given spiritual adoption.
ii. God accepts and receives us as children in the Lord Jesus Christ.
c. Those who are under the law.
i. This is a reference to the Jews in particular.
ii. They are under the law.
iii. They would need redemption through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ too.
iv. They would also be given “the adoption of sons”.

我夜间的歌曲 – 重要教义:救恩
经文:加拉太书 4

“我们为孩童的时候受管于世俗小学之下,也是如此。 及至时候满足,神就差遣他的儿子,为女子所生,且生在律法以下, 要把律法以下的人赎出来,叫我们得着儿子的名分。”

《加拉太书 4:3-5》


1. 保罗运用了一个比喻

a. “我们为孩童的时候”
i. 这段期间犹如被“受管制”
ii. 我们没有自由
iii. 我们唯独听从指示
b. 于世俗小学之下
i. 我们必须学习律法
ii. 我们也面对限制
iii. 这些教训教导我们如何在世间生活

2. 时候满足

a. 起初,上帝给予预言
b. 有关弥赛亚的预言意义深重
c. 当时候“满足”,上帝会派遣祂的儿子,主耶稣
i. 由于祂必须是人子,所以为女子所生
ii. 祂诞生在律法之下
iii. 祂也必须学习如何服从律法的限制
iv. 祂完美地成全了律法

3. 灵的救赎

a. 主耶稣被差遣到世间成为我们的救赎主
b. 祂会拯救我们免受罪的果子与结局,就是死亡
c. 祂会给予所有悔改的人恩典和怜悯

4. 上帝真正的儿女

a. 我们通过主耶稣里的信心得到救恩
i. 我们因信基督称义
ii. 我们在上帝面前被称为义人
b. 在救恩的计划里
i. 我们得到属灵的收养
ii. 上帝会以主耶稣基督的名接受我们为儿女
c. 所有在律法之下的人们
i. 这指的是犹太人
ii. 他们活在律法之下
iii. 他们也需要通过相信主耶稣基督而得到救赎
iv. 他们也能够“得着儿子的名分”