What are the weak and worthless things I am giving my attention to? As I took a second look at Gal 4 this morning I had to ask myself that question. The reality is that weak and worthless things are all around us, ready for the taking. I hesitate to make a list of them because, chances are, my list is much different from yours. The broad definition (Gal 4:3) is anything that holds us in bondage. Translation, anything that keeps us from experiencing “life to the fullest” that Jesus desires for us.
It’s actually not verse 3 that caught my attention. Paul goes back to the weak and worthless things later on in the same chapter, “But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again?” Bottom line, the guy is not mensing words. He is basically saying, “You have been fully adopted as a son (daughter) by God the Father, why are you rejecting that adoption and turning back to your old ways?”
Back to my original question: What am I returning to that Jesus already set me free from? What do I know I need to surrender to Him today? I don’t want to be enslaved by weak and worthless things, or based off of my daily decision making, do I…..