Day Five: By faith

Galatians 2:19-20 NIV
19 “For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”

“The words here are intensely personal and individualistic. Christ loved ‘me’ and gave himself ‘for me.’ Paul sees this love as extending to all Christians, but the individualistic emphasis must not be neglected. Faith in Christ can be sustained only where one is confident in God’s love. Love, in this sense, is the fuel of faith. This love finds its roots in the cross, where Christ gave his life ‘for’ Paul.” (Thomas Schreiner, Galatians, ZECNT, 173).

Prayer: Lord, we are grateful that you gave your life for us and that you showed us the depth of your love. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s worship to the song “Let it be Jesus” by Christy Nockels (click here).

-MR

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