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Galatians 3 Bible Study

This is a chapter, Galatians 3,  where many Christians get rid of the royal law of God, the Ten Commandments.  They do this because of the misunderstanding of Paul’s use of the word ‘law’.  Essentially, what this chapter is asking is, do we have faith in Jesus as our sacrifice or do we continue to keep the law of animal sacrifice? This is what this chapter is saying in essence. Do we have faith in Jesus or do we keep the law? It is obvious; some Jews in Galatia had reverted back to killing and sacrificing animals to God. Doing this voids Jesus as your savior and puts no faith in His death and resurrection as our Passover lamb.

13Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

14That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Jesus redeemed us from the curse of the law of animal sacrifice. After we sinned; what had to be was the obtainment of a goat or lamb and to kill it to make atonement of our sins. It turned out to be a pointless effort because the animal didn’t sin; we did, so it did not even remove our sin. Paying a speeding ticket doesn’t remove it from your record. Paying bail doesn’t remove being arrested from your record. Getting a pardon and forgiveness removes those from your record. Jesus pardoned us; and removed the curse of killing animals as was law to do; and instead we find grace through Him.

Jesus tells the Father to forgive us; they didn’t mean to do it. That is how we get grace from our High Priest, Jesus Christ.

17And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.

Genesis 17 is the covenant; and Jesus confirmed it; now this covenant came 430 before the law of animal sacrifice. Animal sacrificial law cannot dis annul the promises that God made Abraham.

19Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.

The law was added because of sins. This gives us clear indication that this is referring to the animal sacrificial law. The wages of sin is death; so instead of man dying, God implemented a temporary law to what happens if your sin continues.  An animal dies; that animal is supposed to be you.  However, Jesus took your place and died for you, so the animal is the sacrificial lamb, the Lamb of God. This law, animal sacrifice, was added because of sin.

24Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

The law of animal sacrifice was to let us know what Jesus was for us; a sin offering. When we sinned and an animal took our place in dying we were supposed to see that this is exactly what Jesus did in place of the animal for us?

28There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

29And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Once you have faith in Jesus and are baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, we become one, no longer Jews, Gentiles, rich, poor, men, women, but are one in Jesus Christ. We still must keep the commandments of the Lord but not the animal sacrificial commandment, which He nailed to the cross when the veil ripped in the temple when He died.

God bless you today and thank you for joining us in reading Galatians chapter three.  Be well in the name of Jesus.  Amen

 

Seth Rosenberge

Bible Study Ministry Dot Com

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