Study 58: Gal.6:18
Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your
Grace be to you and peace from
God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ
I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace
And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.
I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.
Gal.5:4Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified......For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God ....... do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?............... He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them......... But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith...And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.... Christ 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:
And 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......... For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise........Wherefore 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.... Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.
But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?.......For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law...Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace...... For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself..... But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.......Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.
| And by him all that
believe are justified from all things, from which
ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by[=through] Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me. Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.