Bible: Galatians 3:13-22
Inheritance Comes from Promises and not Law
3:15 Brothers and sisters, 4 I offer an example from everyday life: 5 When a covenant 6 has been ratified, 7 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. 8 Scripture 9 does not say, “and to the descendants,
3:19 Why then was the law given? 14 It was added 15 because of transgressions, 16 until the arrival of the descendant 17 to whom the promise had been made. It was administered 18 through angels by an intermediary. 19 3:20 Now an intermediary is not for one party alone, but God is one. 20 3:21 Is the law therefore opposed to the promises of God? 21 Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. 22 3:22 But the scripture imprisoned 23 everything and everyone 24 under sin so that the promise could be given – because of the faithfulness 25 of Jesus Christ – to those who believe.