Bible: Galatians 2:14-21

2:14 But when I saw that they were not behaving consistently with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas 1  in front of them all, “If you, although you are a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you try to force 2  the Gentiles to live like Jews?

Jews and Gentiles are Justified by Faith

2:15 We are Jews by birth 3  and not Gentile sinners, 4  2:16 yet we know 5  that no one 6  is justified by the works of the law 7  but by the faithfulness of Jesus Christ. 8  And 9  we have come to believe in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by the faithfulness of Christ 10  and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one 11  will be justified. 2:17 But if while seeking to be justified in Christ we ourselves have also been found to be sinners, is Christ then one who encourages 12  sin? Absolutely not! 2:18 But if I build up again those things I once destroyed, 13  I demonstrate that I am one who breaks God’s law. 14  2:19 For through the law I died to the law so that I may live to God. 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ, 15  and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So 16  the life I now live in the body, 17  I live because of the faithfulness of the Son of God, 18  who loved me and gave himself for me. 2:21 I do not set aside 19  God’s grace, because if righteousness 20  could come through the law, then Christ died for nothing! 21 

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