SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016
Study Passage: Galatians 3:19-25
Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made, and it was put in place through angels by an intermediary. Now an intermediary implies more than one, but God is one.
Is the law then contrary to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given that could give life, then righteousness would indeed be by the law. But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.
- What are some rules and regulations that often replace devotion to God?
- How does the Bible address these rules and regulations? (See vv. 13-15, 20-23)
- What does the way you live your life say about what you believe about the grace of God?
Study Passage: Ask God to give you a fuller sense of his grace that will free you to live for him not out of a sense of duty, but rather out of gratitude for what he has done.
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