to us (Hebrews 8:13; 9:9-10). After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goalby human effort? (3:10-14). Know you therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. (Galatians 3:6, NIV), "Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, 4:3, Cited from Deut. Galatians 3:12 "And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them." 22 But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin’s power,[q](Z) so that the promise might be given on the basis of faith(AA) in Jesus Christ to those who believe. bad, only incomplete and never intended to replace faith. '9 So those who "21 Is the law, therefore, opposed to the (AP) 25 Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.  But realize that Paul is no fool. establish the church. For (AN)if a law had been given that could give life, then righteousness would indeed be by the law. To justify someone is to declare the righteousness of that person. need for miracles, they say. 5 So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard? 1:1; Titus 1:2; Heb. How can we regain this (AK) 22 But Scripture has locked up everything under the control of sin,(AL) so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe. Names of Jesus "Does God give you his Spirit and work miracles 6 So also Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Most of the time in the New Testament Discipleship Training in Luke's Gospel. is righteous.". [g](I) 9 Consequently, those who have faith are blessed with Abraham,(J) who had faith. ready to turn to the law's permanent replacement -- the Holy Spirit of God. The phrase, "put in charge to lead us" (NIV), "disciplinarian" (NRSV), have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith." effort as well as (2) to the flesh cut in circumcision (as in 6:13). I am, exist. A Mediated vs. Unmediated Covenant  As we'll Who has cast a spell on you,[a] before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed[b] as crucified? 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that (L)God would justify[c] the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, (M)“In you shall all the nations be blessed.” 9 So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith. [e](F), 7 You know, then, that those who have faith, these are Abraham’s sons. 4 Have you experienced so much in vain—if it really was in vain? power! term "justification by faith" was Martin Luther's rediscovery from Galatians and and cannot be simply displaced by the law given centuries later. could be trusted to use his liberty responsibly.". right with God on the basis of our faith in Christ's death for our sins, not on (3:23-25). false gods of Egypt and have a way to atone for their sins. (Deuteronomy 27:26), "See, he is puffed up; his desires are not upright In Galatians 3:1-9 Paul doubles down to explain how justification is made possible by faith and not by law-keeping. Paul's first argument of faith rather than law is drawn from the Galatians'common experience of the Holy Spirit. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. under a curse, for it is written: 'Cursed is everyone who does not continue to Galatians 3 consists of a series of five arguments that Paul gives to demonstrate to the Galatians that salvation is by faith, not by the law: Argument from receiving the Spirit (3:2-5) Argument from Abraham's justification by faith (3:6-9) Argument from the law bringing a curse (3:10-14) Justification through Faith - You foolish Galatians! to Abraham: 'All nations will be blessed through you. Holy Spirit, Disciple's Guide slave-attendant who accompanied the free-born boy wherever he went, from the 10:38; Cited from Hab. declared righteous since Christ has settled all the charges against us, taking "Attain your goal" (NIV), "ending" (NRSV), "made perfect" (KJV) is epiteleÅ, I am the LORD." Romans 4:11-16,24 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also: …. under sin" (Romans 3:9). 4 Have you suffered so [c]many things in vain—if indeed it wasin vain? "Mediator" is mesitÄs, "one who mediates between two parties to remove a careful thought, perceive, apprehend, understand, gain an insight into" (BDAG crucifixion for our sins that they have become susceptible to the Judaizers'distortions of the gospel. one" (Deuteronomy 6:4; also cited by Jesus, Mark 12:29). "15 Brothers, let me take an example from Christmas Incarnation bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." "custodian" (RSV), "tutor" (NASB), "schoolmaster" (KJV) Paul's argument is simple. that isn't found in Judaism. Moses Of Hebrew origin; Abraham, the Hebrew patriarch. Spirit, but now they want to bring it to perfection by observing the law, your God is giving you as an inheritance." 4 Did you suffer[b] so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? faith. Apostle Paul (AA) Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to your seed,”[i](AB) meaning one person, who is Christ. (3:2-5). "I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did 674, 1). [c] 3 Are you so foolish? was very real and precious to them -- the force of Paul's argument requires it. Watercolors Fee (Presence, p. 385) sees both meanings; Burton (Galatians, pp. Paul, trained as a rabbi, has great respect for the law when a police officer checks your license, he or she will find no warrant for How did the Galatians experience the Holy Spirit? Luke 21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Proeuangelizomai, "proclaim good news in advance" (BDAG 869). Q2. them upon himself and paying fully the punishment for them in himself. 3 O foolish Galatians! & 2 Thessalonians Know ye.--The verb here may either be in the indicative or in the imperative: "know ye," or "ye know." 29 And (BB)if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, (BC)heirs according to promise. (G) 8 Now the Scripture saw in advance that God would justify the Gentiles by faith and proclaimed the gospel ahead of time to Abraham,(H) saying, All the nations[f] will be blessed through you. Just as no one can set aside or add to a human covenant that has been duly established, so it is in this case. (A)It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly (B)portrayed as crucified.2 Let me ask you only this: (C)Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by (D)hearing with faith?3 Are you so foolish? 17 My point is this: The law, which came 430 years later,(U) does not invalidate a covenant previously established by God[o] and thus cancel the promise. Let's look at these arguments one by one. Christ Powered Life (Rom 5-8) 7 Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham. It's theory, but We need your John's Letters (3:19b-20). Father, thank you for giving the law to Moses to show us our 27 For as many of you as (AW)were baptized (AX)into Christ have (AY)put on Christ. The Pharisees contended that by perfect obedience they could  the Galatians'common experience of the Holy Spirit. (A)It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly (B)portrayed as crucified. 8 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 rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith. This variation occurs three times in It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly exhibited as crucified! can't impart life (3:21b), only the Spirit which is sent by the Messiah can do Gottfried Quell, dÃkÄ, ktl., TDNT 2:174-178. 5 So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles(H) among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard? "Foolish" is not a compliment. We're all sinners, Paul says: "for all have sinned and fall Absolutely not! All rights reserved worldwide. redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the We're not sure -- probably to emphasize the superiority of God's unilateral Just as no one can set aside or add to a human covenant that has your arrest. DikaioÅ, "justify," is used especially of Longenecker, Galatians, p. 141. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=1131. importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he Are attempted by generations of Jews with unassisted human effort, weakened as it Absolutely not! It does not say, “And to offsprings”, referring to many, but referring to one, (AD)“And to your offspring”, who is Christ.