Bible: Gal 3:6-29
3:6 Just as Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness, 1 3:7 so then, understand 2 that those who believe are the sons of Abraham. 3 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, proclaimed the gospel to Abraham ahead of time, 4 saying, “All the nations 5 will be blessed in you
Inheritance Comes from Promises and not Law
3:15 Brothers and sisters, 17 I offer an example from everyday life: 18 When a covenant 19 has been ratified, 20 even though it is only a human contract, no one can set it aside or add anything to it. 3:16 Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his descendant. 21 Scripture 22 does not say, “and to the descendants,
3:19 Why then was the law given? 27 It was added 28 because of transgressions, 29 until the arrival of the descendant 30 to whom the promise had been made. It was administered 31 through angels by an intermediary. 32 3:20 Now an intermediary is not for one party alone, but God is one. 33 3:21 Is the law therefore opposed to the promises of God? 34 Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. 35 3:22 But the scripture imprisoned 36 everything and everyone 37 under sin so that the promise could be given – because of the faithfulness 38 of Jesus Christ – to those who believe.
Sons of God Are Heirs of Promise
3:23 Now before faith 39 came we were held in custody under the law, being kept as prisoners 40 until the coming faith would be revealed. 3:24 Thus the law had become our guardian 41 until Christ, so that we could be declared righteous 42 by faith. 3:25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian. 43 3:26 For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith. 44 3:27 For all of you who 45 were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave 46 nor free, there is neither male nor female 47 – for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. 3:29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, 48 heirs according to the promise.