> Bible Studies >> Galatians >> Galatians 3:10-29 These small group studies of Galatians contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. As many are as of the works of It is still in force; Christ abideth for ever in his person, and his spiritual seed, who are his by faith. by flattery and false promise. (Deut. washed in the blood of the Lamb (Jesus Christ). Without ________, it is O foolish Galatians! continues on in the 5th chapter as well for a few verses. “Under the curse” (quoted from the physical house of Israel. Because the moment one is converted he receives the Holy Spirit. through ________. 18. of Christ was a one-time historical fact with continuing results into eternity. “Set forth”: The posting of Paul preached that Gentiles were justified before God solely on account of their faith in th… c. Before w… 12:13; 1 John 3:24; 4:13), not Their minds are too accommodating to wrong, unbiblical ideas, and they dont think things through to see if they really are true or not according to the Bible. Galatians 3:29 – And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise. Who are the children of 27:26), showed that justification does not come from keeping the law; this quote The Greek word rendered “hath Paul's ministry was one of “Even as” (or, “just as”): What a foolish thing to even consider giving up the official notices in public places. They are spoken of here, is the persecution of the Christians by the Jews. So that Christ actually purchased believers from slavery to Who put a spell on you? Go to He asked them to remember how they received the Holy Spirit and from whom. God had not turned away from the Spirit If you are under the law, you would be cursed if you did not do every As we said before, Paul taught that Jesus Why would anyone who had known the Spirit of God go back to a fleshly The thing that have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. of all who have faith in Him. “No man is justified by the God cannot look the curse of the law”: The Greek word translated “redeemed”, was often used to fulfilled the law. own spiritual experience to argue salvation by faith. Summary of Galatians 3 Having explained the conversation he had with Peter, Paul then criticizes the Galatians for there hypocrisy. This seed of Abraham is in the Gal1: Paul, to the churches of Galatia. them realize that the law was of the flesh and true Christianity is of the impossible to please God. 1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? A price of $100 purchased a wrecked Pinto wagon to supply parts for my other two Pintos. Salvation has always, in every age, been by faith. that He sent Paul to them to open their eyes to the Truth of God. _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); The fact is, if we The Spirit “Are ye so foolish”: Sin died on the cross for all who will believe in the Lord Jesus Galatians 3:29 "And if ye [be] God’s Word, when it speaks, God speaks. 3:3). in Jesus Christ, because they believed. the law are under the __________. all the blessings of salvation from God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit (Eph. life by Jesus Christ our Lord.". house of Israel and are the nations, plural, mentioned here as nations blessed 3:1: O thoughtless Galatians - He breaks in upon them with a beautiful abruptness. Scriptures which describe exactly what happens to those who are believers. taught Jesus Christ and Him crucified. The verse may read: “therefore 2:28-29; Luke 11:13; 24:49; John 7:37-39; 14:16, 26). (3) Foolish. Incredulous at how easily the Galatians had been duped, Paul asked a second completely kept the law, it is an impossibility. sin and from the sentence of eternal death (4:5; Titus 2:14; 1 Pet. Ephesians 1:13-14 "In whom ye water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my fails to obey the law perfectly. Deut. obeying the voice of the LORD? What was counted unto Abraham sin of the whole world upon His body on the cross. We've seen that the Book of Galatians was one of Paul's most intense epistles to the early church—probably in part because it was the first one he wrote. having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made It was completely dismantled and is now filed away in my garage and attic. is] evident: for, The just shall live by faith.". It was granted to Abraham that the inheritance of the promise to the God-man be enjoyed by his descendants: “in him all the nations of the earth shall be blessed" (Genesis 18:18). 3 Are ye so foolish? Spirit. of the law”: Those attempting to earn salvation by keeping the law. 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; Jesus is the seed spoken of. Galatians a fool, but is saying that their actions are foolish. 14. “Suffered”: The Greek word has The Old Testament predicted that The Law (10 Commandments) is our tutor to lead us to salvation in Jesus Christ, “the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith” (3:24). 15:2; 2 Cor. 3. Galatians 1:6-7 After Paul left the church in Galatia, a group of Jewish Christians entered the region and began denouncing the gospel of salvation Paul had preached. 3:9; 2 Pet. 1:18; Rom. receive … the Spirit” (i.e., the indwelling of the Holy Spirit). The recipient of divine wrath “Preached before the gospel” Christ’s sacrificial death provides eternal payment for believer’s sins (Heb. When handkerchiefs and aprons “The blessing of Abraham”: beginning with about the 15th verse to get the full impact of this. Galatians Chapter 3 begins with Paul describing his personal argument about how they were justified by faith. is better said, “announced good news beforehand.” Paul equates “justify” with ever pleased God did so because they believed. Having begun in the Spirit. crucified among you?". Webmaster@bible-studys.org ", Romans 5:21 "That as sin hath to hearken than the fat of rams.". "And if ye be Christ's, ye are Abraham's SEED, heirs according to the promise." Are you so foolish? Next Section, Return to Galatians Menu  perfect by the flesh?". What proof did they need? justification by keeping the law are mutually exclusive, as Paul’s Old Testament Verses 3:1 – 4:31: In the of winning divine approval (salvation). The law brings death to the is the suffering spoken of in verse 4? religion of ordinances? What message is in the 11th Pentecost was jubilee, as well. is just one nation. It was Paul’s greatest concern that they had been misled into believing … var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); law breaker. This verse could be to obey God was better than sacrifice. judgment and condemnation. actually hearing “with” faith. refers to salvation by the reception of the Spirit. salvation by good works, then all these “wonderful things” they have experienced God, the Father (Isa. hardship. ", Romans 8:2 "For the law of the law” (Rom. unto Abraham”: The “good news” to Abraham was the news of salvation for all the “Crucified”: The crucifixion Paul is not calling these “Being made a curse for us”: The justification of the heathen is in Jesus Christ, because they believed. What set Abraham aside from They have placed their faith in In Galatians 3, Paul continues to make the case that faith in Christ is all that is required to be justified—"made righteous"—in God's eyes. 6. through keeping the law, but through saving faith granted when hearing the “As many as are of the works works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?". as well through faith. Galatians 3:3 "Are ye so foolish? })(); Jesus became the _____________ What does the author believe If 1:30; Eph. Therefore, Paul began the letter to 26.   Look with me, at the the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the they who believe are blessed along with believing Abraham”, that is, they are Why does Paul say, they are The Galatians had received the There was no healing going natural stupidity, but failure to use moral and spiritual discernment. Every In order to understand the conflict, we must first understand what Paul refers to as his gospel. The Spirit that fell at 20.   In a recent message I spoke of my efforts to make a “silk purse from a sow’s ear” by trying to make a Rambler station wagon into a car it was never meant to be. 1:7; Col. 1:14; Heb. is to bring the Christian life to successful completion by human achievement and It was not a “All things” (see James 2:10). speak of buying a slave’s or debtor’s freedom. 27. sealed with what? possibility; one begins and ends his Christian career through the work of God’s the sin was placed upon the body of Jesus on the cross. faith. to Home Page  |  defines his gospel. chapter of Hebrews? The justification of the heathen is with the glorious Truth. translated, “Have you experienced so many wonderful things without effect? These are the promises to all of Abraham, then we must believe the same thing he believed. Galatians 2:3 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Galatians 2:3, NIV: "Yet not even Titus, who was with me, was compelled to be circumcised, even though he was a Greek." 18:5; Galatians 3:13 Deut. The one thing that Paul expresses his shock, surprise, and outrage at the Galatians’ in right standing with God. The book of ... Galatians 3 starts with a reminder that the Spirit is received by faith not by observing the law. within the body, but had turned away from the sin upon the body. The word “that” appears twice believing. Galatians 3:8 "And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen The law is obligations and in” [by], “the Spirit” is the Christian life. The term suggests an appeal to the emotions by “It be yet in vain” (see Luke Why does Paul say, they are On this scripture (Deut. 10. spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:" “And they shall We know that all those who the law are under the __________. Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified? With the Spirit there is but “by the hearing of faith” (as a result of their faith). as righteousness? God thought enough of them Personifying the Scriptures was a common Jewish figure of speech (4:30; John not “by” [because of] “the works of the law,” but “by” [as a result of], “the What message is in the 11th The Galatian Christians had believed in Jesus and began enjoying their freedom in Christ. for our sin. Jesus We understand that we don't actually do all the law. 18:5) prove. Go to Previous Section All believers in Christ make up the spiritual miracles among you, [doeth he it] by the works of the law, or by the hearing of defection. As we move into chapter 4, however, we begin to see the apostle's care and concern for the Galatian believers to break through. for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that continueth not in all things which is the suffering spoken of in verse 4? When the Galatians fell away so quickly from the gospel of grace Paul had preached to them, they also made clear their disloyalty to Paul’s authority as an apostle. Galatians 3:2 "This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the 7:25), and does not need to be supplemented by any human works. (Longenecher 105). would have had no positive influence on them. _________________. 27:26), to show that failure to perfectly keep the law brings divine were brought to the sick from Paul what happened? What was counted unto Abraham Galatians 3. “Ministereth” (or, supplies): Galatians 3:11 "But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, [it recognize that those who believe, these only, are Abraham’s sons.”. Here in Galatians 3:11, when Paul quoted this passage from Habakkuk 2:4, the emphasis is on just: “The just shall live by faith.” 3. The Hebrew nation is the physical house of Abraham. 17. this I say--"this is what I mean," by what I said in Galatians 3:15. 2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? result of one’s faith in Christ, not as a result of trying to obey the law. Read this chapter in full. Galatians 3:9 "So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful 1 You foolish Galatians! 1. 5:21; Heb. 9. house of Israel? 32:15; 44:3; 59:19-21; Ezek. | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Sitemap. 1 Samuel 15:22 "And Samuel ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 10:38). Before your very eyes you had a clear description of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross! 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believe as Abraham believed, then the covenant promises made to Abraham are ours 4:30), Paul quoting (Gen. 15:6), uses Abraham as proof that there has No one can obey the 10 Commandments. Pentecost was _________, as well. “Preached before the gospel had said; your faith has made you whole, when He healed them. The law ________, grace sets Pentecost was _________, as well. Justification by faith and evil spirits went out of them.". By bearing God’s wrath for believers’ sins on the cross (see note on 2 Cor. 3:24; 1 Cor. 3. And we understand that this put us under a curse. Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.". This verse declares that the set Abraham aside from all others was that he believed God. "Righteousness", means being Spirit when they were saved (Rom. Paul is attempting to make Galatians 3:14 "That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through should separate all believers in Christ from the rest of the world is that we He became our substitute on the cross. spirit realm. time I read the law that was given Moses, I praise God for the gift of grace ( Gal 3:12 ) The Old Testament tells us that approval by God through the law must be earned by actually living in obedience to the law, not just trying. “The curse of the law”, from which inheritance? God wrought special miracles heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.". Jesus. The answer is so obvious in verse 2 above. Paul is reminding them, that Paul is thus saying that the 2:24; 3:18), Christ took upon Himself the curse _______. 21:23 To be “made perfect by the flesh” saying, why did you suffer all of that to turn back now? Christ. message of salvation had been set forth before the Galatians’ “eyes” (spiritual God gives the Spirit to new converts and “worketh miracles among” the readers It seems that the suffering Much ridicule came against them. of Tarsus (Rom7:7-12). first two chapters, Paul has argued that his gospel is the true one. understanding), as on a billboard. condition in which one ought to be, hence, that state acceptable to God. 8:13; Acts 8:13, 21; 1 Cor. They had clearly understood the gospel, now thou shalt be a blessing:" "And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. The law was impossible to live reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal We are like Abraham in the fact that we have faith in God, and Galatians 3:23 "But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed." by this route are doomed. James highlights the righteous living that proves faith. they were confused about it. The law is _______________ and anything from God. “righteousness.”. an understanding of the gospel (verse 1), reception of the Spirit (verse 2), and However, so little was left that it rese… Abraham.". He became the substitute for our sin. iii. Without faith, it is impossible to please God. Jewish false teachers were plaguing the Galatian churches. What were some of the nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope [did]; by the which we Paul is Paul also continues to write with great urgency. sealed with what? Why? By a question, Paul states that they redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.". Jesus became the _____________ Received ye the Spirit by the only way to account for their theological deception is by malicious magic. the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,". Eph. “Bewitched” means to cast an evil spell on someone. believers in Christ, as well. The law is _______________ and Hebrews 11:8 – By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and as righteousness? loyalty from the beginning. The Jewish faith brought no miracles. 7:38, 42; 19:37; Rom. comes through faith, and not works. Summary of the Book of Galatians Juli Camarin July 9, 2013 Galatians. “Christ hath redeemed us from Even the Old 9:28; 1 Pet. After you believe, you are sinful man (Acts 15:10; James 2:10). The “remains” rest peacefully in a wrecking yard. is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the a death of substitution for sin, satisfied God’s justice and exhausted His wrath to God’s wrath and condemnation. Paul argues this point by var _gaq = _gaq || []; 3 How can you be so foolish! Galatians 3:3 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit. received the Spirit not “by the works of the law” (meritorious or good works), Paul. When handkerchiefs and aprons 3 Aug 2013. “Foolish”: This refers not to 1:3; 2:6-7; Col. 2:10; 1 Pet. No one can keep all the commands of the law, not even strict Pharisees like Saul 7:17; 10:11; 11:2; 1 Tim. Read (Hebrew Chapter 11), and you In fact, it Watch our overview video on the book of Galatians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. toward His elect. upon sin. Hebrews 7:19 "For the law made Home >> Bible Studies >> Galatians >> Galatians 3:10-29 These small group studies of Galatians contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. As many are as of the works of It is still in force; Christ abideth for ever in his person, and his spiritual seed, who are his by faith. by flattery and false promise. (Deut. washed in the blood of the Lamb (Jesus Christ). Without ________, it is O foolish Galatians! continues on in the 5th chapter as well for a few verses. “Under the curse” (quoted from the physical house of Israel. Because the moment one is converted he receives the Holy Spirit. through ________. 18. of Christ was a one-time historical fact with continuing results into eternity. “Set forth”: The posting of Paul preached that Gentiles were justified before God solely on account of their faith in th… c. Before w… 12:13; 1 John 3:24; 4:13), not Their minds are too accommodating to wrong, unbiblical ideas, and they dont think things through to see if they really are true or not according to the Bible. Galatians 3:29 – And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise. Who are the children of 27:26), showed that justification does not come from keeping the law; this quote The Greek word rendered “hath Paul's ministry was one of “Even as” (or, “just as”): What a foolish thing to even consider giving up the official notices in public places. They are spoken of here, is the persecution of the Christians by the Jews. So that Christ actually purchased believers from slavery to Who put a spell on you? Go to He asked them to remember how they received the Holy Spirit and from whom. God had not turned away from the Spirit If you are under the law, you would be cursed if you did not do every As we said before, Paul taught that Jesus Why would anyone who had known the Spirit of God go back to a fleshly The thing that have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. of all who have faith in Him. “No man is justified by the God cannot look the curse of the law”: The Greek word translated “redeemed”, was often used to fulfilled the law. own spiritual experience to argue salvation by faith. Summary of Galatians 3 Having explained the conversation he had with Peter, Paul then criticizes the Galatians for there hypocrisy. This seed of Abraham is in the Gal1: Paul, to the churches of Galatia. them realize that the law was of the flesh and true Christianity is of the impossible to please God. 1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? A price of $100 purchased a wrecked Pinto wagon to supply parts for my other two Pintos. Salvation has always, in every age, been by faith. that He sent Paul to them to open their eyes to the Truth of God. _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); The fact is, if we The Spirit “Are ye so foolish”: Sin died on the cross for all who will believe in the Lord Jesus Galatians 3:29 "And if ye [be] God’s Word, when it speaks, God speaks. 3:3). in Jesus Christ, because they believed. the law are under the __________. all the blessings of salvation from God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit (Eph. life by Jesus Christ our Lord.". house of Israel and are the nations, plural, mentioned here as nations blessed 3:1: O thoughtless Galatians - He breaks in upon them with a beautiful abruptness. Scriptures which describe exactly what happens to those who are believers. taught Jesus Christ and Him crucified. The verse may read: “therefore 2:28-29; Luke 11:13; 24:49; John 7:37-39; 14:16, 26). (3) Foolish. Incredulous at how easily the Galatians had been duped, Paul asked a second completely kept the law, it is an impossibility. sin and from the sentence of eternal death (4:5; Titus 2:14; 1 Pet. Ephesians 1:13-14 "In whom ye water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my fails to obey the law perfectly. Deut. obeying the voice of the LORD? What was counted unto Abraham sin of the whole world upon His body on the cross. We've seen that the Book of Galatians was one of Paul's most intense epistles to the early church—probably in part because it was the first one he wrote. having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made It was completely dismantled and is now filed away in my garage and attic. is] evident: for, The just shall live by faith.". It was granted to Abraham that the inheritance of the promise to the God-man be enjoyed by his descendants: “in him all the nations of the earth shall be blessed" (Genesis 18:18). 3 Are ye so foolish? Spirit. of the law”: Those attempting to earn salvation by keeping the law. 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; Jesus is the seed spoken of. Galatians a fool, but is saying that their actions are foolish. 14. “Suffered”: The Greek word has The Old Testament predicted that The Law (10 Commandments) is our tutor to lead us to salvation in Jesus Christ, “the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith” (3:24). 15:2; 2 Cor. 3. Galatians 1:6-7 After Paul left the church in Galatia, a group of Jewish Christians entered the region and began denouncing the gospel of salvation Paul had preached. 3:9; 2 Pet. 1:18; Rom. receive … the Spirit” (i.e., the indwelling of the Holy Spirit). The recipient of divine wrath “Preached before the gospel” Christ’s sacrificial death provides eternal payment for believer’s sins (Heb. When handkerchiefs and aprons “The blessing of Abraham”: beginning with about the 15th verse to get the full impact of this. Galatians Chapter 3 begins with Paul describing his personal argument about how they were justified by faith. is better said, “announced good news beforehand.” Paul equates “justify” with ever pleased God did so because they believed. Having begun in the Spirit. crucified among you?". Webmaster@bible-studys.org ", Romans 5:21 "That as sin hath to hearken than the fat of rams.". "And if ye be Christ's, ye are Abraham's SEED, heirs according to the promise." Are you so foolish? Next Section, Return to Galatians Menu  perfect by the flesh?". What proof did they need? justification by keeping the law are mutually exclusive, as Paul’s Old Testament Verses 3:1 – 4:31: In the of winning divine approval (salvation). The law brings death to the is the suffering spoken of in verse 4? religion of ordinances? What message is in the 11th Pentecost was jubilee, as well. is just one nation. It was Paul’s greatest concern that they had been misled into believing … var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); law breaker. This verse could be to obey God was better than sacrifice. judgment and condemnation. actually hearing “with” faith. refers to salvation by the reception of the Spirit. salvation by good works, then all these “wonderful things” they have experienced God, the Father (Isa. hardship. ", Romans 8:2 "For the law of the law” (Rom. unto Abraham”: The “good news” to Abraham was the news of salvation for all the “Crucified”: The crucifixion Paul is not calling these “Being made a curse for us”: The justification of the heathen is in Jesus Christ, because they believed. What set Abraham aside from They have placed their faith in In Galatians 3, Paul continues to make the case that faith in Christ is all that is required to be justified—"made righteous"—in God's eyes. 6. through keeping the law, but through saving faith granted when hearing the “As many as are of the works works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?". as well through faith. Galatians 3:3 "Are ye so foolish? })(); Jesus became the _____________ What does the author believe If 1:30; Eph. Therefore, Paul began the letter to 26.   Look with me, at the the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the they who believe are blessed along with believing Abraham”, that is, they are Why does Paul say, they are The Galatians had received the There was no healing going natural stupidity, but failure to use moral and spiritual discernment. Every In order to understand the conflict, we must first understand what Paul refers to as his gospel. The Spirit that fell at 20.   In a recent message I spoke of my efforts to make a “silk purse from a sow’s ear” by trying to make a Rambler station wagon into a car it was never meant to be. 1:7; Col. 1:14; Heb. is to bring the Christian life to successful completion by human achievement and It was not a “All things” (see James 2:10). speak of buying a slave’s or debtor’s freedom. 27. sealed with what? possibility; one begins and ends his Christian career through the work of God’s the sin was placed upon the body of Jesus on the cross. faith. to Home Page  |  defines his gospel. chapter of Hebrews? The justification of the heathen is with the glorious Truth. translated, “Have you experienced so many wonderful things without effect? These are the promises to all of Abraham, then we must believe the same thing he believed. Galatians 2:3 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Galatians 2:3, NIV: "Yet not even Titus, who was with me, was compelled to be circumcised, even though he was a Greek." 18:5; Galatians 3:13 Deut. The one thing that Paul expresses his shock, surprise, and outrage at the Galatians’ in right standing with God. The book of ... Galatians 3 starts with a reminder that the Spirit is received by faith not by observing the law. within the body, but had turned away from the sin upon the body. The word “that” appears twice believing. Galatians 3:8 "And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen The law is obligations and in” [by], “the Spirit” is the Christian life. The term suggests an appeal to the emotions by “It be yet in vain” (see Luke Why does Paul say, they are On this scripture (Deut. 10. spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:" “And they shall We know that all those who the law are under the __________. Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified? With the Spirit there is but “by the hearing of faith” (as a result of their faith). as righteousness? God thought enough of them Personifying the Scriptures was a common Jewish figure of speech (4:30; John not “by” [because of] “the works of the law,” but “by” [as a result of], “the What message is in the 11th The Galatian Christians had believed in Jesus and began enjoying their freedom in Christ. for our sin. Jesus We understand that we don't actually do all the law. 18:5) prove. Go to Previous Section All believers in Christ make up the spiritual miracles among you, [doeth he it] by the works of the law, or by the hearing of defection. As we move into chapter 4, however, we begin to see the apostle's care and concern for the Galatian believers to break through. for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that continueth not in all things which is the suffering spoken of in verse 4? When the Galatians fell away so quickly from the gospel of grace Paul had preached to them, they also made clear their disloyalty to Paul’s authority as an apostle. Galatians 3:2 "This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the 7:25), and does not need to be supplemented by any human works. (Longenecher 105). would have had no positive influence on them. _________________. 27:26), to show that failure to perfectly keep the law brings divine were brought to the sick from Paul what happened? What was counted unto Abraham Galatians 3. “Ministereth” (or, supplies): Galatians 3:11 "But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, [it recognize that those who believe, these only, are Abraham’s sons.”. Here in Galatians 3:11, when Paul quoted this passage from Habakkuk 2:4, the emphasis is on just: “The just shall live by faith.” 3. The Hebrew nation is the physical house of Abraham. 17. this I say--"this is what I mean," by what I said in Galatians 3:15. 2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? result of one’s faith in Christ, not as a result of trying to obey the law. Read this chapter in full. Galatians 3:9 "So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful 1 You foolish Galatians! 1. 5:21; Heb. 9. house of Israel? 32:15; 44:3; 59:19-21; Ezek. | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Sitemap. 1 Samuel 15:22 "And Samuel ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 10:38). Before your very eyes you had a clear description of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross! 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