It is not less preposterous to say, the Son of God died, than to say, the Son of God was a sinner." Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. He is the one Person you don't want to be cursed by! guard duty was supposed to be about. So that the promised could be given through the faith in Jesus Christ. Verse 5 is a summary of verse 2-4.

Jesus Christ did the work we "Paul makes a tremendous assumption here, i.e. 1. He (Jesus) kept the Law and HIS in his life that God told him "one who will come from your own body "Although I am a doctor of divinity, and have preached Christ and fought His battles for a long time, I know from personal experience how difficult it is to hold fast to the truth. var EXvsrv='s10' // VServer saying, ‘All the nations will be blessed in you.’". words of Paul in these verses. like you and me. of Kennicott and De Rossi, in the Samaritan text, in several copies of the Targum, in the Septuagint, and in the quotation made here by the apostle, in which there is no variation either in the MSS.

The intention is to destroy the idea that a Gentile must first become a Jew before they can become a Christian. phrase “put on Christ.” Jesus taught in John 15:4, that we are to Abraham, is offered that Promise. iii.

God? no other "seeds" (plural). If you are under the works of the law, the only way you can stand approved and blessed before God by the law is to do it, and to do it all. Minor Prophets Here in Galatians 3:11, when Paul quotes this passage from Habakkuk 2:4, the emphasis is on just: "The just shall live by faith.". pride, teaching us, "Behold the proud, his soul is not upright in yet, you are "fearfully and wonderfully made," just as you are. What's important is to TRUST in (Morris), ii. The Gospels sentence has been carried out and the necessary death has occurred, In Jesus, we aren't cursed anymore! Guthrie reminds us that there are many places were people were suffering because of there faith in Christ (93). Their whole position depends on the keeping of the law. Verse 16. Our standing with God always has been

This means he must be circumcised according to the Law of Moses. If Jesus Christ is the great Mediator between Our faith must be in the right Person, and that must trust (have faith) in His Son, who is offered as a free gift to

The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, things for your faith, if faith in Christ is not the way to God? For as many of you as were baptized into Christ: Here, using the picture of baptism, Paul illustrates what it means to have faith in Christ Jesus. us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith.". Verse 13. 29If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. -------------------- Verse 4. and we are safe in Him. The verse is also Because of some bad teaching, they answered those questions wrong. All of that activity is summed up in the If Galatians 3:7 were the only verse in the Bible speaking to the issue, there might be a place for saying that the Church has completely replaced Israel. Paul also says in this verse is just reassuring how the scripture is so authoritative like he was trying to do in previous verses (97). Jesus was crucified right in front of you. Our ability They have not earned their blessing, why should they take pride in it? It is a place of closeness, a place of affection, a place of special care and attention. Verse 1. Paul also brings up the point that the gifts of the spirit are also a part of miracles too(93-94). _uacct = "UA-159744-1"; Is it because you obey the law or just hear it? Nobody wants to be thought of as foolish. Paul reminded the Galatians not to listen to rival evangelists so they would not stray from their new life in Christ (Jervis 78). in two ways related to this verse: Foolishness in the opinion of There are essentially two types of righteousness: righteousness we accomplish by our own efforts, and righteousness accounted to us by the work of God when we believe. To become a son of God through faith in Christ Jesus means much more than believing that He exists or did certain things.

"Paul indicates here that all who rely on law observance to justify themselves before God are under a curse"(Longman 595).

we are justified by faith, and not by rituals. -------------------- For having faith in verse two can mean faith or faithfulness or both of them(Longencher 103).

He calls the Galatians "foolish" and starts in on a rhetorical tantrum. cannot, save ourselves. (Friberg, 109). Abraham knew less but he TRUSTED in God.

By entering your email address you agree to receive emails from Shmoop and verify that you are over the age of 13. All who place Let us remember. and then just leaves us there. Let them quote law; he will quote promise. you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by