Would our day be a bit lighter if we simply trusted God’s plan, purpose and power to sustain us? We can perform to the best of our ability but at some point we must put our trust in Him! In that space, we can let the clouds or burdens of our soul become light around us. He has made a great promise that was first told to us through (father) Abraham: justification by faith. What a great Biblical foundational truth: substitutionary atonement. It is all about His great gift to us. Are we ready to receive it and walk in step with it?- Teresa #deadmanwalkingbytheSpirit
Galatians 2:17-3:9 English Standard Version (ESV)
17 But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we too were found to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? Certainly not! 18 For if I rebuild what I tore down, I prove myself to be a transgressor. 19 For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness[a] were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.
By Faith, or by Works of the Law?
3 O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. 2 Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? 3 Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by[b] the flesh? 4 Did you suffer[c] so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? 5 Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith— 6 just as Abraham “believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”?
7 Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham. 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify[d] the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” 9 So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.
a Galatians 2:21 Or justification
b Galatians 3:3 Or now ending with
c Galatians 3:4 Or experience
d Galatians 3:8 Or count righteous; also verses 11, 24
English Standard Version (ESV)
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