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Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods. But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more?” (Galatians 4:8–9, ESV)

Followers of Christ mustn’t forget, we once were slaves to those that by nature are not gods. Theses slave owners are cruel and merciless. As slaves to sin we were held captive to master sin. Though sin has its season of enjoyment, it imprisons us in a miserable and deluded state. 

When Christ Jesus became our Savior, we went from the dark to the light. We were set free from sin, by faith in Jesus Christ.  And in this transaction we came to know God, doubtlessly true, and also we came to be known by God. If we have been born again to a living hope, being kept for us, it is amazing that we know God, but more so that He knows us. 

We have entered into a relationship reciprocal in nature. God knows us and we know Him. What an amazing reality to state that mortal man can know and be known by the immortal Creator. 

So then, why return to slavery? Why turn from a benevolent king to a malevolent master? Why betray the relationship we now have? What benefit is there in such an action? What advantage do we gain? Whose slave do you want to be? 

The matter at hand—in our weakness we believe a lie. Friends, remember whose you are and who has come to know you. Stop acting like knowing God is the end of the matter. We know God because He has come to know us personally. Rejoice, thank God, and be flattered by the fact that He knows you, and loves you the same. 

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