The Galatians had been set free from paganism and worldliness and now were being re-enslaved into a new form of slavery: legalism. The new “Master” was the Mosaic Law. Paul reminds them that they have been called to live as children of God and not slaves of the Law. Our sin is like a debt to God that we can’t pay back and it took Jesus’ sacrifice being FULLY GOD and FULLY MAN to pay that debt we owed to God. God set us free and now we freely choose to serve Him.
There is a real fight for your freedom. There is an enemy seeking to keep us in a certain place- in the midst of his lies and deception. So we need to arm ourselves with the truth- mentioned as the first piece of our weaponry (Armor of God)-because all the other pieces are held up and supported by biblical truth. Here are 4 keys blessings that are freely given but sometimes misunderstood or rejected by both believers and non-believers alike- that hold the key to keeping your freedom.
In Chapter 2 of Galatians Paul explains that the new faith in Chris is not to be just as demanding as the old one. We are saved by Grace through Faith in Christ Jesus, a gift we could never earn, not through our own works. Also, we cannot claim to be righteous on our own merits — if we are going to be declared righteous by God. We are not justified by keeping the law, does that mean that God doesn’t care whether we sin? No.
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