“You are a Jew, yet you live like a Gentile and not like a Jew. How is it, then, that you force Gentiles to follow Jewish customs? Galatians 2:14
I find this a very interesting scripture, basically we could say we are a Christian but we live like a sinner, how is it? Obviously it can’t be. You either gave your life to Christ or you didn’t, God sees all, there is no hypocritical path
“We who are Jews by birth and not sinful Gentiles know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified. Galatians 2:15-16
We are nothing without Jesus, until people realize this they won’t worship our Lord properly. We are all sinners and can only be redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ, the perfect atoning sacrifice.
“But if, in seeking to be justified in Christ, we Jews find ourselves also among the sinners, doesn’t that mean that Christ promotes sin? Absolutely not! Galatians 2:17
Just because Jesus forgives sin doesn’t mean he promotes sin. For Jesus to promote sin then his sacrifice on the cross would have been pointless. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, the Law of God is in your heart.
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. Galatians 2:20
The same power that rose Jesus from the grave is living inside of us. We have become transformed by Jesus, our old selves died on that cross. We no longer live for the pleasures of this world but live to please God
I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” Galatians 2:21
The Grace of Jesus is the greatest gift we could ever receive. Because of his Grace we are worthy to stand before God and enter his kingdom. Without Grace we are not worthy and could never become transformed on our own
We were Crucified with Christ and we Resurrected with Christ. Praise God every day for the Grace of our Lord in Jesus Name Amen