The Law of Connection Part 18
Paul Illustrates and Invites-Galatians 3:6-4:31
To make plain his teaching on grace, Paul uses stories and allegories. To drive home the truth, he uses an illustration of Abraham (Gal. 3:6-29); and Old Testament scripture (3:10-14); an illustration of a son and a slave (4:1-7); and an allegory of Sarah and Hagar (4:21-31). Paul knew just how to connect with his audience. He painted familiar pictures to connect them with unfamiliar truths.
Paul also knew how to connect with a difficult group of people. Although they are living in error and it might feel tempting to focus on their foolishness (3:1), instead the apostle invites them into the experience of discovery.
Consider the “Ten Commandments of Handling Difficult People”:
Join me next time for The Law of Connection Part 19.