Galatians 3:21-25
Is the law, therefore, opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. But the Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe. Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law.

I’ve often wondered why the Israelites were given the law that could never be fulfilled and Christ who was the fulfillment of the law came much later. Is that not a worrying thought that God would give us an impossible yardstick first and we would keep trying to reach it but fail and then He would provide a solution that is instant, take no effort on our part and cost us nothing? Paul addresses that same question here in today’s chapter and as much as I wish I could place his entire explanation (The whole chapter) as the quoted text above, for the purpose of time and keeping to the point, we can reflect on the verses above which in essence gives us the gist.

We as humans think very selfishly and in the same way, we try to judge God through those eyes. For God who is the creator of everything, if He sought glory from man, wouldn’t it be easier for Him to create a creation that just simply loves and adores Him and keep Satan out? While it might be, it is not the case for I believe God gave us eyes, ears, hearts and minds to see, hear, feel and experience life, live it as per our standards and when we hit the wall of futility of our pointless lives, we see Him in His glory, submit to Him, accept Him as our Lord and Savior and worship Him with our lives. With the law, it was to show us sinful humans what God’s basic yardstick was and when we realized the futility of trying to match up, God provided us the ultimate solution that cost Him His Son and gave mankind the hope of eternity with Him. Are you bound by the legality of the living dead or are you living in the freedom of Jesus Christ with a hope of eternity in His loving presence?

In His Loving Service,

Galatians 3:28-29 There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

  1. blesseddad says:

    What a stirring post, I have windered at those things also. I agree with your summation. If all God wanted was adoration, why not create a bunch of worship clones who will praise him constantly. It is about choice, we have a choice to walk the wide path, or the narrow one. We have a choice to give credit to God, or take it for ourselves. He wants to be chosen out of love and respect.
    God Bless

    • ServantBoy says:

      Jim, As I continue to walk with the Lord, I realize that what initially is a hard choice between right and wrong in His sight becomes a ‘no-brainer’ later but then we start getting into issues lodged in our flesh and that is far more challenging. This life certainly is a on-the-job training for eternity in God’s presence. Blessings, Vineet

  2. Great job Vineet, discussing the law and the Lamb, our sacrifice. It’s a topic that believers and those still seeking Him can benefit from. I sometimes think of when someone HAS to do something for you, but they don’t really want to. It’s not a very good experience. So when we have a choice to love God and do, not because we have to, but because we want to, the experience is out of this world! 🙂 God bless you and yours! deb

    • ServantBoy says:

      Debbie, Well said! Doing something for the sake of it and doing something for the love of it are so different. It’s so obvious to us as parents when our children say things to please us to get something and when they shower their love upon us because they love us dearly. What a contrast and if we can only love God the same way, what a blessing it would be and all glory would go to Him alone!! Blessings to you and yours, Vineet

  3. Vineet, If not for the law, I would no know what sin is, and I would not understand my need for my Savior. I thank God for the law, and for the wisdom to know I cannot keep it on my own. Peace, Linda

    • ServantBoy says:

      Linda, Thank you for reminding us of the significance and purpose of the law. Yes, without the law, we would not need a savior and I praise God for His law and the wisdom that we cannot meet it. Thank you for your meaningful correction. Blessings, Vineet

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