Galatians 4:21-5:12 (AD 48) The two parts of this passage are where Paul continued the theme of grace versus the law that was his focus since chapter two. You – he told the Christians – have a gift in the same divine way that Abraham and Sarah had a gift. Not by trying to force … More Day 193: Don’t Sleep With Your Wife’s Maidservant
Galatians 4:1-20 (AD 48) Before Jesus came to earth, God made hundreds of promises over hundreds of years, about the Messiah who would come to save his people. The people’s trust and love, evidenced by obedience, brought prosperity to the Jewish people in the Promised Land. However, it all rested on a promise. Countless people … More Day 192: The Damnable Magnet of False Religion
Galatians 3:1-22 (AD 48) What’s the problem with the law of God? It shows is that we are hopeless, doomed, incapable of pleasing God. So why was the law given? To show that we are hopeless, doomed, incapable of pleasing God… …and thus entirely reliant on God’s grace, given because of Jesus’ death and resurrection. … More Day 190: When Free isn’t Free
(Apologies: this should have been Day 41 to stick to chronological order, and yesterday’s reading should have been given today.) Luke 7:36-8:3 (AD 48) Jesus did not forgive the woman because of what she did for him, and the woman was not forgiven after Jesus declared her forgiven. What Jesus told the Pharisee host is … More Day 42: How much do you owe Jesus?