Unsurprisingly, the prophecies continue. Today we’ve got a prophecy that Jesus himself identifies as about him, but before that we’ve got a prophecy about prophets.
In his letters, sometimes Paul gets theological, and sometimes he tells stories. Yeah, the categories have some artifice to them—stories are often theological, and theology can take the form of a story—but in today’s chapter, Paul continues telling the Galatians the story he started this letter with.
Welcome to Paul’s letter to the Galatians! Now that we’re into a new book, let’s keep talking about counterfeits like we did yesterday.
The first half of this chapter concerns Paul’s concern for the Corinthian church. Specifically, he doesn’t want them to get suckered in by false teachings and the false teachers who teach them. It’s a problem mentioned obliquely and briefly in previous chapters, but here he brings it to the fore.