Thanksgiving: I Thank the Lord for My Day of Birth, For He has shown great Favor to His Bond Servant! I Thank the Lord for Growth, For through the years He has Shown me the Deeper things of Life and Love! I Thank the Lord for Patience, For by Prayer and Fasting shall we receive what is truly on our Hearts!
It is Written, “Tell me, you who want to be under the law, are you not aware of what the law says? For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. His son by the slave woman was born according to the flesh, but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a divine promise. These things are being taken figuratively: The women represent two covenants. One covenant is from Mount Sinai and bears children who are to be slaves: This is Hagar. Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present city of Jerusalem, because she is in slavery with her children. But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother. For it is written: “Be glad, barren woman, you who never bore a child; shout for joy and cry aloud, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband.” Now you, brothers and sisters, like Isaac, are children of promise. At that time the son born according to the flesh persecuted the son born by the power of the Spirit. It is the same now. But what does Scripture say? “Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman’s son.” Therefore, brothers and sisters, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.” Galatians 4:21-31
Prayer: I Pray Father that those who are Slaves by the Flesh realize that the Promise of the Spirit is born of the Free Woman and Offered to the First Son in Jesus Name, Amen!
I never thought of this story in this way, thank you for breaking this down. Yes thank God for your birth! You are a blessing!