What if everything you were taught in life was only half-true? That beneath all the normal ways you have structured and ordered your life there was a subtle but critical mistake? If you discovered that mistake you might look back and realize that you were “held captive” under that mistake for all those years. Or you might consider that before knowing the truth you had never really grown up, that error kept you as s child until you knew the truth. In Galatians chapter 4 the Apostle Paul illustrates that there are “elementary principles” of the world that can do exactly that. He isn’t talking about violence, and immorality, addiction, greed, or any obvious sinfulness of the human heart. Paul is reaching to something far deeper and more subtle, but that can be just as deadly to our souls.
- Galatians 4:1 - 11