• RICHARD DEAN BROOKS

RIGHTEOUS BY FAITH


Galatians 3:10-12

10 For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.” 11 Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because “the righteous will live by faith.” 12 The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, “The person who does these things will live by them.”

3:10 Paul quoted Deuteronomy 27:26 to prove that, contrary to what the Judaizers claimed, the law cannot justify and save—it can only condemn. Breaking even one commandment brings a person under condemnation. And because everyone has broken the commandments, everyone stands condemned. The law can do nothing to reverse the condemnation (Romans 3:20-24). But Christ took the curse of the law upon himself when he hung on the cross. He did this so we wouldn’t have to bear our own punishment. The only condition is that we accept Christ’s death on our behalf as the means to be saved intentions such as “I’ll do better next time” or “I’ll never do that again” usually end in failure. Paul points to Habakkuk’s declaration (Habakkuk 2:4) that by trusting God—believing in his provision for our sins and living each day in his power—we can break this cycle of failure. Tyndale. Life Application Study Bible NIV

How many times have you said I wouldn't do this or that again? I think Paul had it right when he said “the things I do I don’t want to do and the things I don’t want to do I do.” But the longer we do things that God wants and not what we want the easier it becomes to do right and righteousness seems to become more right than not. ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and become more right with Jesus and your walk becomes more of His will than yours.


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