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Book of Galatians

Day 20

READ Galatians 3:19-22
Why, then, was the law given at all? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was given through angels and entrusted to a mediator. A mediator, however, implies more than one party; but God is one.

Is the law, therefore, opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. But Scripture has locked up everything under the control of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.

In these verses, Paul addresses the purpose of the law in God’s redemptive plan. He emphasizes that the law was given to reveal sin and to lead people to Christ. Paul underscores that no one is justified by the law, for the righteous will live by faith. He emphasizes the universality of sin and the sufficiency of faith in Christ for salvation.

Questions to ponder:

  • Reflect on the purpose of the law in revealing sin. How does this truth impact your understanding of the law?
  • Reflect on the righteousness that comes through faith. How does this truth shape your identity and purpose as a believer?
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