Day 269 - Galatians 3

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“O foolish Galatians.” It was foolish for them to listen to teachers that would put them under the law.
V.3 “Having begun in the Spirit,” that is, you were saved by the Spirit through the work of Christ “are ye now made perfect by the flesh?” That is, are you going to try to live your Christian life according to the law?
V.10 If you are trying to keep the law, it can only curse you, for it continually finds you guilty, even though you may be trying hard. If you want something not yours, you are guilty of breaking all the commandments! (James 2:1010For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. (James 2:10)).
V.13 What good news! We are delivered not by our own trying, but by the death of Christ Who took that curse upon Himself.
V.21 The law required obedience and righteousness, and promised life if they obeyed, and death if they sinned. It could not give life because everyone sinned.
V.22 The law is like a mirror that shows how dirty we are.
V.24 “Justified by faith.” What the law could not do, Christ has done, for He took the punishment we deserved as lawbreakers.
V.25 We are no longer under that schoolmaster, the law. No longer under bondage, but enjoying liberty. Not liberty to do what our old nature might want, but liberty to live to please the Lord. We have a life capable of this (2 Pet. 1:3) and which delights to do it.