Paul’s teaching is salvation by grace through faith unto good works. The false teaching he fights is salvation by your good works. What purposes does Paul give for the Law of Moses?
* God of Mercy, please teach us from Your word today, we would see Jesus.
“And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, ‘In you shall all the nations be blessed.'”
In Genesis chapter 18 and chapter 22 we read that God would work in such a way through Abraham.
Paul draws from Genesis directly, and surmises that,
“So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.”
In faith we are blessed, in Jesus!
Jesus redeemed us from the curse of the law – He became a curse for us so that we would get blessing.
What a Saviour we have, Hallelujah!
* Father God,
You worked such that through Abraham Your love would be shown to all nations.
Hallelujah Lord! We thank You for this and praise You.
We look forward to that day when we can meet Abraham, and together live with You.
What a day that will be!