1. Galatians 4:17 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What is the aim of the Judaizers?

Galatians 4:17 (ESV)

17 They make much of you, but for no good purpose. They want to shut you out, that you may make much of them.

The aim of the Judaizers was to remove the Galatians from the influence of Paul so that they would submit instead to their instruction and support their agenda.1 In doing so they will alienate the Galatians from God’s church. It is important for us to recognize, when Paul is writing against the Judaizers, that Paul is not zealous for his own reputation. He would have been glad if others came to Galatia to preach the gospel and strengthen God’s church.2