Again we see Paul is telling the Galatians that they can't rely on the law to save them. 10-11 explains why this is not possible. In this Paul says that if you want to saved by the law then they need to do exactly what it says every where. For humans this is impossible. this law was a curse that Jesus broke all we have to do is to take that gift.
The reason we have the law is to show that we sin. It is our teacher before we are saved.
We are all children of God. believer or not male or female. He made us all wonderfully!
Post by Pastor Dustin on Apr 13, 2016 13:15:02 GMT
Good point Tanner!
The point that I got from this passage is that God had a plan from the beginning of time for our redemption. Verses 19 -22 talk about how God gave His law or rules in the OT for His people to follow until Jesus came. And once Jesus came His people were no longer bound by the law but were justified by faith. And this was God's plan from the beginning of time.
I just had the thought that it's not enough to be a "law abinding citizen" or a "Christ following citizen". The part that kind of hit me was that Christ gave us the freedom- but the law is still there. Have to have the faith and deeds together like talked about in James. So even though Christ gave us the freedom all we have to do is accept him. But even with this we don't full freedom to do whatever we want to, still have laws that we need to try to obey. Even though theses laws don't save us they help direct us to live a better more fulfilling life. Even though the old practiced the law they still believed in God.
I was just thinking when you're younger you are taught more about old testament stories witch teach the law. Kind of ties in to the law is our teacher before we are old enough to understand the gift Jesus gave us.
Yeah a lot of old stuff obviously relates to law then we got this great gift and sometimes forget about the old and focus on new. Old is a lot of law and new is Jesus but we know and have to look for a good balance and see how it all ties together