Galatians 3:23-4:7 Believers get to enjoy the privilege of being God’s sons or daughters. Believers have the rights and privileges of children, with the ability to cry out to Him knowing we are no longer slaves to the law.
Galatians 3:15-22 The Law does not provide or produce justification, righteousness, the Spirit, spiritual growth or maturity, miracles in your life, blessings, or inheritance. The law was added because of transgression. The promises of Abraham are given to those who have faith in Jesus.
Galatians 3:6-14 The Law was never intended to bring about salvation. The Law was designed to show us that we deserve a curse. God calls us to have faith in Him because He knows the law does not produce godliness; only God produces godliness.
Galatians 2:20; 3:1-5 It would be sad to have been saved by Jesus’ work, but then try to add some requirement for salvation to what He has done. As a believer has been justified by faith alone in Jesus alone, so he is to live out his life in Christ by relying on the work of Christ within him.
Galatians 2:15-21 It is only by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ that anyone can be justified. The Old Testament has shown that God has provided atonement through a blood sacrifice, but the Law was never intended to declare anyone right before God. Everything points to Jesus and His work on the cross that allows a person to be declared righteous with Jesus’ righteousness.
Paul continues to defend the Gospel message he has been given from Jesus. Paul corrects and confronts Peter about adding works to the finished work of God. Fear of others must not cause us to distort the message of the Gospel.
Paul tells how the message that He received from Jesus is in agreement with the other apostles. He warns the churches of Galatia to be watchful of false believers who are trying to take away their freedom. Just as those believers needed to guard against others adding to the Gospel, we need to do the same.
We are truly free in Christ if we have trusted in Him. The freedom we have is because of what Jesus accomplished on the cross. No one has been good enough that they don’t need the grace of God. No one has been bad enough that they cant receive the grace of God. This message is true, not because it is something Paul invented, but because it is from Jesus...
The first chapter of Galatians instructs us not to add anything to the gospel. Paul’s admonishment to the Galatians that they were turning from the grace they had received, warns us not to do the same thing.