Galatians 4:24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.


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Now this maybe interpreted allegorically; that to say  a story in which people , things, and happenings have a hidden or symbolic meaning. These two women are two different Mountain’s, this is why paul made sure we would understand He wasn’t speaking   or trying to twist words in proving His point. These two women were a shadow or picture of an actual fact.  One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar. Mount Sinai where Moses was given the law (Ten commandments) to which Israel was to stay under till the coming of the Messiah. I have been asked why didn’t God send jesus down to redeem man  instead of the ten commandments ?  If the law had not been given to show how depraved man is and His inability to keep the law, mankind would not know their need for a savior. The law was a tutor for Israel until the fulness of time and the coming of the messiah.

From Mount Sinai”,  Sinai signifies “bushes”, and has its name from the bushes which grew upon if,  in one of which the Lord appeared to Mose from the burning bush;  for Horeb and Sinai are the same mount; one signifies waste and desolate, the other bushy; as one part of the mountain was barren and desert, and the other covered with bushes and brambles; and may fitly represent the condition of those  that are under the law. What a fitting picture of living under the law, on one hand their lives were barren and devoid of any spiritual life. The other hand full of bushes, bramble and weeds signifying sin. Which brings them into bondage;  induces on them a spirit of bondage to fear, and causes them to be all their lifetime subject to it; this is the condition of those that were under the first covenant, But God in His mercy had His chosen whom He called at the appointed time such as Abraham and Moses just to name a few. All the Old testament saint saved by Grace through faith looking forward to coming of the messiah.

Gregory Lane