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  1. Galatians 4:16. What powerful point is Paul making there? In what ways might you yourself have experienced something similar? (See also John 3:19; Matt. 26:64, 65; Jer. 36:17–23.)

    Even truth which is supposed to set us free can be painful.

    Galatians 4:17–20, what is Paul saying about those whom he is opposing? What else is he challenging, besides their theology?

    There is nothing wrong with being zealous as long as we are zealous for the truth and at all times.

    Think of some incident when your words, however truthful and needed, caused someone to be angry with you. What did you learn from the experience that could help you next time you need to do something similar?

    Speaking the truth in love is very imperative for positive outcomes. However, there are certain instances (like in Jesus’ case) where truth will hurt no matter how it is said. This is why Jesus left us the following verses below.
    “… If they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also” (John 15:20).
    “If the world hates you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world… therefore the world hateth you” (John 15:18-19).

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