Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Manna - June 7

Galatians 3:23 (NASB) But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed. 
24 Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith. 
25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor. 
26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 
27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 

Lest we forget that Paul didn't even thank God for the Galatians in the beginning of this letter and opened this chapter with calling them foolish. They were messing up in a lot of areas, but this was the root of a lot of it. We are no longer under the tutor of the Law. We are clothed in Christ, not the external rightousness that the law can only provide. If we are good enough actors, we can look good, but unless Christ is alive in us, we put Him on...we cannot be effective on any real level. So many have Christ as a concept in their minds and try to follow the law and they cannot do it. When we become believers, that will change us and will affect how we reguard one another. God loves everyone. If we are in Christ, we should too.


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