So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.
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Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods.
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But now that you know God—or rather are known by God—how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable forces ? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again?
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You are observing special days and months and seasons and years!
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I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you.
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I plead with you, brothers and sisters, become like me, for I became like you. You did me no wrong.
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As you know, it was because of an illness that I first preached the gospel to you,
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and even though my illness was a trial to you, you did not treat me with contempt or scorn. Instead, you welcomed me as if I were an angel of God, as if I were Christ Jesus himself.
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Where, then, is your blessing of me now? I can testify that, if you could have done so, you would have torn out your eyes and given them to me.
Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth?
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Those people are zealous to win you over, but for no good. What they want is to alienate you from us, so that you may have zeal for them.
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