Last Updated on September 21, 2020
How turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.
I am afraid of you.
Am I, therefore, become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
they would exclude you, that ye might affect them.
I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
for I stand in doubt of you.
Now, however, since you have come to know [the true] God [through personal experience], or rather to be known by God, how is it that you are turning back again to the weak and worthless elemental principles [of religions and philosophies], to which you want to be enslaved all over again? [For example,] you observe [particular] days and months and seasons and years. I fear for you, that perhaps I have labored [to the point of exhaustion] over you in vain. They want to isolate you [from us who oppose them] so that you will seek them. My little children, for whom I am again in [the pains of] labor until Christ is [completely and permanently] formed within you— how I wish that I were with you now and could change my tone, because I am perplexed in regard to you. (Gal 4:9-20 AMP)