Grace & Law

May 29, 2011 at 8:02 Leave a comment

I we are unhappy with life look to what we believe. In Galatians Paul is surprise how they abandoned the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Judaizers crept into their midst and confused them with new teachings saying the Greeks need to become circumcised. Making keep law for their righteousness. We do the same thing if we turn to anything else to cope. In those times we are denying the cross of Christ enslaving ourselves our own righteousness. This makes us judgmental, angry, and lonely. Paul edgers them to return the promises of God the He made for us.

Galatians 3:1-9 (NIV)
1 You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified.
2 I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by observing the law, or by believing what you heard?
3 Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?
4 Have you suffered so much for nothing–if it really was for nothing?
5 Does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you because you observe the law, or because you believe what you heard?
6 Consider Abraham: “He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”
7 Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham.
8 The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.”
9 So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning the shame, and sat down at the right hand of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:1-3 NIV

When Christ died we died with him when was raised from the dead we were also raised from the dead to a new life. Romans 6:1-13

For sin shall not be your master, because your are not under law, but under grace. Romans 6:14 NIV

Galatians 5:16-26 (NIV)
16 So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
17 For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.
18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law.
19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions
21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.
25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

Repenting turning back to Jesus for forgiveness and forgiving others is walking with the Holy Spirit. As we do this over the years the Spirit will give us his fruits. There is no law in the face of the Holy Spirits fruits, Galatians 2:20

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