Not Yet

Re:Verse passage – Galatians 4:21-31 (day two) 

For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the bondwoman and one by the free woman. vs 22

Hopefully you are familiar with the story of Abraham and his two sons. If you need a reminder, please read Genesis 21. Abraham was in a tough place. He had heard from the Lord, had been faithful to trust him in the past, and was promised a great legacy. The problem? Time. Abraham could not figure out how all these things could come about. His age was a factor, and his wife’s age was well past child-bearing time. The solution? Bring in a surrogate. This would accomplish the goal of bearing a child, but it wasn’t what God had instructed. It didn’t invalidate the promise, but it did have consequences. Refer back to the beginning of Galatians 4 when Paul reminds them that at the perfect time, Christ came. The same can be said for the birth of Isaac, or whatever God has purposed for your life. The Galatians moved from the truth of the Gospel backwards. They laid claim to the law, or the parts of the law they thought they understood. They, and we, have been called forward. To trust in the promise of God’s perfect timing. Not yet is a perfect answer.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

3 thoughts on “Not Yet”

  1. I once heard a teacher relate her experience about being ready to move forward in an area she knew God had promised. As I recall, she had all her ducks in a row but couldn’t understand why the promise was not materializing. When she asked God, He informed her that while she may be ready, not everyone or everything else was yet in place. That helps me remember God’s timing is perfect because He sees the whole picture. My understanding of the “right” time is severely limited by my extremely myopic vision!

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