The children of the promise (Gal. 4:28)

“Now you!

My brothers!

You are the children

Of the promise,

Like Isaac.”

ὑμεῖς δέ, ἀδελφοί, κατὰ Ἰσαὰκ ἐπαγγελίας τέκνα ἐστέ.

Paul said, “Now you (ὑμεῖς δέ)!  My brothers (ἀδελφοί)!  You are the children of the promise (ἐπαγγελίας τέκνα ἐστέ), like Isaac (κατὰ Ἰσαὰκ).”  Paul made it very clear so that no one would misunderstand him.  He said that the new Christians in Galatia were his brothers and the children of the promise.  They were like Isaac, the son of Sarah, and not like Ishmael, the son of Hagar.  Those who followed Christ were the true descendants of Abraham, since they shared in the blessings given to his son Isaac.  Do you feel a connection to Isaac?

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