Bible: Galatians 3:19-26

3:19 Why then was the law given? 1  It was added 2  because of transgressions, 3  until the arrival of the descendant 4  to whom the promise had been made. It was administered 5  through angels by an intermediary. 6  3:20 Now an intermediary is not for one party alone, but God is one. 7  3:21 Is the law therefore opposed to the promises of God? 8  Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. 9  3:22 But the scripture imprisoned 10  everything and everyone 11  under sin so that the promise could be given – because of the faithfulness 12  of Jesus Christ – to those who believe.

Sons of God Are Heirs of Promise

3:23 Now before faith 13  came we were held in custody under the law, being kept as prisoners 14  until the coming faith would be revealed. 3:24 Thus the law had become our guardian 15  until Christ, so that we could be declared righteous 16  by faith. 3:25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian. 17  3:26 For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith. 18 

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