Monday, April 21, 2008

A great devotional - and a passage for today

When I had bought my most recent Bible - the Reformation Study Bible English Standard Version, I found out after a few weeks that part of the Bible was actually missing - apparently a binding issue. So I contacted the company that put it out (Ligioner Ministries) and they sent me a brand new Bible AND a subscription to their Tabletalk devotional. It's a similar idea to the Daily Bread but it's SOOOO much better because it's actually going through a passage continuously each day - it's been working through Matthew probably since January and we're at Matthew 10 today. There are also great articles in there from well respected men of God and I've learned a lot from it. :) I can highly recommend it.

So, today, it spoke of the law and suggested reading Galatians 3 - so I did. What a wonderful passage! It speaks of the law and how we are not saved by the law and that the law is not for us! We are saved by faith - under the promise given to Abraham 430 years before the law. The law cannot give life. It cannot save us. It was given because of sin. Praise God for what vs. 24-26 say - "So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith." How wonderful! We are no longer under the law! The law is not our "guardian" - we are heirs with Christ! What an amazing truth for us! :)

1 comment:

Prairiehomemaker said...

Is that not a wonderful revelation? I am so grateful to God that He was willing to go to such trouble for me!
My heart swells to think it!
hugs
mel