A Tale of Two Covenants
Galatians 4:21-31 In this text Paul relates the differences between Hagar and Sarah to our Christian walk. Hagar (mother of Ishmael, represents flesh, slave, earthly Jerusalem, old covenant, the law) and Sarah (mother of Isaac, promise of God, free, Heavenly Jerusalem, new covenant, grace). Do we choose freedom or enslavement? Do we live by works or the promises of God? Banishment or inheritance? Related scripture Genesis 15-17.