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Book of Galatians

Day 19

READ Galatians 3:15-18
Brothers and sisters, let me take an example from everyday life. Just as no one can set aside or add to a human covenant that has been duly established, so it is in this case. The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to your seed,” meaning one person, who is Christ. What I mean is this: The law, introduced 430 years later, does not set aside the covenant previously established by God and thus do away with the promise. For if the inheritance depends on the law, then it no longer depends on the promise; but God in his grace gave it to Abraham through a promise.

In these verses, Paul uses the example of a human covenant to illustrate the permanence of God’s promise to Abraham. He emphasizes that the promises were spoken to Abraham and his seed, not to seeds as in many, but to one, who is Christ. Paul underscores the continuity of God’s covenant promises from Abraham to Christ and the significance of faith in receiving these promises.

Questions to ponder:

  • Consider the significance of Christ as the fulfillment of God’s promises. How does His role as the seed of Abraham impact your understanding of salvation?
  • Reflect on the importance of faith in receiving God’s promises. How does faith play a role in your relationship with God?
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