Galatians (05) - One People are Heirs of the Cosmos (Gal. 3:15-29)

Date: 7/28/2019
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Topic: Galatians
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Galatians 3:15-29 - Brethren, even in the case of a human contract, once it has been confirmed, nothing is annulled or added. 16 Even so the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say to “seeds,” as though many, but “and to your seed” (e.g., Gen. 12:7; 13:15; 24:7) who is Messiah. 17 But this [is what] I am saying: the Torah, which came four hundred and thirty years after, does not destroy a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise. 18 For if by Torah [is] the inheritance, [it is] no longer by promise: but to Abraham God has graciously given it through a promise. 19 Why then the Torah? It was added for the sake of transgressions until the seed to whom the promise was made would come. The Torah was administered through angels by the hand of a mediator.  20 And the mediator is not for one party, but God is one. 21 Therefore is the Torah against the promises of God? Absolutely not. For if Torah had been given with the power of giving life, by Torah righteousness would have come. 22 But Scripture locks up all under sin, in order that the promise of the faithfulness of Messiah Jesus, might be given to those believing. But before the faithfulness [of Messiah], we were in custody, locked up under Torah until the coming of faith was revealed. 24 Thus the Torah had become our guardian until Messiah, in order we may be justified by faith. 25 But now that this faith has come, we are no long under a guardian. 26 For we are all sons of God through the faithfulness of Messiah Jesus. 27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Messiah, have clothed yourselves with Messiah. 28 There is no Jew nor Greek, there is no slave nor free, there is no male and female: for you are all one in Messiah Jesus. 29 And if you are of Messiah, then you are Abraham’s seed, heirs according to the promised. (GS trans.)

Gregg Strawbridge Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D., is the pastor of All Saints Church in Lancaster, PA. He became a committed follower of Jesus Christ at age 20, discipled in the context of a University Navigator Ministry. As a result of personal discipleship he went on to study at Columbia Biblical Seminary (M.A., Columbia, SC, 1990), as well as receive a Ph.D. in education and philosophy... read more