Paul brings up the justification before God(Guthrie 97). At this point in the journey the foolish Galatians were turning away from what they knew; that Jesus was portrayed as crucified. Galatians 3:1-14 “Finishing” We all start in the same place: SIN. "Paul is calling to mind for the Galatians their positive experiences with regard to the gospel and the activity of the Spirit among them"(Longman 591). Galatians 3:1 You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified? This would have been an astounding thought in the first century. Life Application Bible Commentary – Galatians, Galatians: Paul's Charter for Christian Freedom, Galatians 3:10: A Call to the Unconverted, Galatians 3:10-14: The Curse; and the Curse for Us, Devotional Studies on Paul's Letters to the Galatians and Ephesians, The Freedom of God's Sons - Galatians, 1981, Galatians 3:13 Christ Made A Curse for Us. ed. The exhaustive concordance of the Bible :(electronic ed.) There is no justification for it Biblically. Paul is certain that they received the Holy Spirit. The New Testament usage of kleronomos applies primarily to the realm of spiritual inheritance. Zondervan. Sixth, while four-fifths of the Bible pertains to Israel, only one-fifth of it deals with the church. The world has no answer to the problem of sin and death. Galatians 3 Discussion Questions by Stephen M. Miller. The church's relationship to these covenants can best be described as one of a third-party beneficiary rather than a direct party to them. Within this natural seed there is a believing remnant of Jews who will one day inherit the Abrahamic promises directed specifically to them (cf. Second, Israel gave birth to Christ (Rev 12:1-5) whereas Christ gave birth to the church (Matt 16:18). Verse 10 also talks about how "no human being can fulfill the Law perfectly ans consistently; thus even those identified by their commitment to the Law stand, unavoidably, under the Law's own curse"'(Williams 88). Phillips  And if you belong to Christ, you are true descendants of Abraham, you are true heirs of his promise. Verse 5 is a summary of verse 2-4. Paul also makes sure that scripture is shown as foreseeing, because Abraham's day was a foreshadowing of the future(95). To suggest, as amillenarians do, that Gentile believers inherit the national promises given to the believing Jewish remnant—that the church thus supplants Israel or is the "new Israel"—is to read into these verses what is not there. The last one is that "the law has no power to make alive"'(120). Galatians 3:9 "So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham." The church began on the day of Pentecost, not in the Old Testament (Acts 1:5; 11:15–16; 1 Cor. Galatians 3 is the third chapter of the Epistle to the Galatians in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.It is authored by Paul the Apostle for the churches in Galatia, written between 49–58 CE. v.26 You are all children of God through faith in Jesus Christ, v.27 for all of you who were baptized were also clothed in Christ. We do not see the believer, but we see Christ covering the believer. Any compromise with legalism or the mixture of human effort and the grace of God for salvation leads to heresy. Paul also brings up the point that the gifts of the spirit are also a part of miracles too(93-94). See Constable, “Notes on Galatians,” 32-33. Tenth, the Scripture assigns numerous a quo and ad quem statements to Israel (Gen 15:13-16; Jer 25:11; 29:10; Ezek 4:5-7; Dan 9:24-27). There is no one who does good, not even one. We are all saved through Christ and we should be following His promise through Abraham and not the law, which is what the Galatians were doing. Grand Rapids: Michigan, 2008. Paul wants to make sure that his work there was not in vain as in pointless(93). (Collected Writings), Warren Wiersbe on “All one in Christ Jesus”—what a tremendous claim! "In a subjective context here should be taken as "rely on," for faith is not the objective basis for human redemption but man's subjective response to what has been done by Christ and proclaimed by his messengers"(Longenecher 114). Eleventh, Israel had a priesthood with all her priests coming from the tribe of Levi and the line of Aaron. (Born Free), Temper Longman on "if you belong to Christ" (better "since you belong to Christ" for Paul assume his readers do) - Now being “in Christ,” one’s ethnicity, life station, or gender is no longer relevant to one’s redemptive identity. "The Spirit is central to the Galatians' self-understanding of their Christian life"(Jervis 80). This chapter is about experiences and teaching the Galatians that turning away from what they know is in fact foolish. The ways that we follow the law instead of God's promise is by following politics, government, polity of the Church, and the laws in the Bible that are no longer in effect due to God's promise through Abraham. The law could not justify; it could only condemn (Gal 3:10-12). 8The 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." How wonderful this is! Because the church is a New Testament mystery (Eph 3:3-6), or something previously hidden and now unveiled (Rom 16:25-26), Church Age doctrine comes exclusively from the New Testament (Matt 16:18; John 13?17) rather than the Old Testament. v. 16). This is no contradiction to the equality and unity we experience “in Christ,” which transcends all racial, ethnic, social, national or sexual distinctions. Third, Christ will return to rescue Israel upon her national conversion at the end of the Tribulation period (Matt 23:37-39). But there is also the spiritual seed of Abraham who are not Jews. It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. "The gospel proclaimed beforehand to Abraham announces the inclusion of all people in the people of God"(Williams 87). To suggest (as do many evangelicals today) that Gentile believers inherit the national promises given to the believing Jewish remnant, that the church thus supplants Israel or is the “new Israel”—is to read into these verses what is not there. Paul shows that Abraham was justified by faith, and was thus constituted the spiritual father of all believers in Christ, whether circumcised or uncircumcised. (Friberg, 109). "Thus 'faith' becomes faith in Christ, 'righteous' means accounted righteous in God's sight, 'living' refers to the highest from of life, embracing eternal life" (Guthrie 97). If you are an heir, you have a legal right to an inheritance. Paul reminds the Galatians of the graphic depiction he had given them of Jesus on the cross. God made the promise to ?Abraham?s Seed? Will he say: "You are decisively and irrevocably new, so you can coast through life with no fight to become new"? Paul makes the connection between Abraham and Christians(Williams 85). But as Christians we have something much greater. Galatians.Word Biblical Commentary. 6Consider Abraham: "He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness." v.18 For if the estate depends on the law, then it no longer depends on the covenant; but God gives his grace to Abraham through a covenant. Questions. The class distinctions that matter so much in the world (rich vs. poor, middle class vs. upper class, old money vs. new money, etc.) Paul does not argue with the Galatians about if they received the spirit or not(Longenecher 102). (Galatians Commentary - Verse by Verse). 03:09. Note the phenomenal statement: “Ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”  Every believer stands on an equal footing before Jesus Christ: the footing of faith. The image helps to explain how we mature as God's children. The covenant was put into motion through angels by a mediator. Cleon Rogers - It does not mean that the believer receives the land promises of Abraham, but rather that he partakes of the blessing of justification which is through faith, the universal blessing promised to Abraham for the whole world. Colossians 3:10 You have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him. Let us take some time today and the following days to remember the promise that was made through Christ. (Editorial note: But "fight" enabled by the Spirit, not your own natural, fleshly power!) No. Who has bewitched you? You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 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This is a bad translation, for it should read that "God would justify the Gentile through faith". No, neither of these. ", Romans 6:11, "Consider yourselves to be dead to sin. He promised still other things to the spiritual seed of Abraham who are not Jews (e.g., Gal. Paul is bringing up the point that if someone like the Galatians do not have the fruit of the Spirit then that person turn there back on God(Guthrie 93). What does it mean that Christians are not under the law, Galatians 3:13-14 Blessing versus Cursing. ), we were united to Christ (Romans 6:5; 7:4). Saved Jews will inherit those given to the physical descendants who are also spiritual descendants. In six Paul unexpectedly brings Abraham in to the verse(Guthrie 94). Paul wants to learn from the Galatians, but "having just called them "foolish," this is a remarkable rhetorical move"(Jervis 79). Eighteenth, while Christ's farewell address to Israel (Matt 24:15; 20) is recorded in the Olivet Discourse (Matt 24?25), His farewell address to the church (John 16:12-13) is found in the Upper Room Discourse (John 13?17). “Throughout the whole vast earth the Lord recognizes one, and only one, nation as His own, namely, the nation of believers (1 Peter 2:9).” (William Hendriksen, New Testament Commentary; cf. Galatians 4:1-7. "For Paul, the death of Christ proves his point: the death of Christ means that the law is not longer the means by which to live for God or to live righteously" (78). Secondly, there is no place for social strata. Slave and free walk hand in hand into the family of God. It is a little ridiculous that Paul even had to retell the Galatians about the promise made by God through Abraham. In John 17, where the Lord asks the Father for those who believe on Him (and who are thus already incorporated into the “one [new] man in Christ Jesus”) that they “may be one,” spiritual progress is in view. No doubt many young girls look at him and think, “That’s my ticket to the good life.” That’s what the world focuses on—money, position, power and an earthly throne with all the wealth that goes with it. v.19 What is the purpose of the covenant? This is not a reference to the promises given to Abraham regarding the land (Gen. 12:1; 13:14-15; 17:8), but refers to the spiritual blessings that come to all who, being justified by faith just as Abraham was (Ge 15:6; Ro 4:3-11), will inherit the spiritual promises given to Abraham. Nashville: Tennessee. Truth- It is not in our human efforts that we ever accomplish anything – whether it be overcoming temptation or turning from sin or living out faith. The equality of personhood which God gave to His entire creation is a birthright of new life, to be exercised as an opportunity for intimate fellowship with God Himself. Paul starts off this letter with the remark, “foolish Galatians!” We now know that the letter is addressed to the Galatians. Such outward distinctions remain, of course: Jews do not become Gentiles, and women do not become men; but these distinctions no longer carry the significance in God’s redemptive program that they once had. The law was put into effect through angels by a mediator. Galatians 3:29  And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's descendants, heirs according to promise. Paul wants the Galatians to understand that the gospel is "not law observance to which divine activity in their midst must be attributed"'(Longman 590). These are the Gentiles who believe and become Abraham?s spiritual seed. They are two trains running on separate railroad tracks. GWN  Galatians 3:29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's descendants and heirs, as God promised. Paul talks about how he wants to learn from the Galatians (Guthrie 92). In the last part of verse five Paul talks about how the Galatians keep putting the gift of God's grace into the law(94).       •      because they are ever so different from Christ NIV 1 You foolish Galatians! "Paul wants to make: "that as over against the verdict of law set forth in the preceding sentence he is now speaking of the actual attitude of God. No person is accepted for any other reason than faith. "There is neither male nor female." In the last part of verse Paul give the Galatians "rhetorical questions he has caused them to recall their previous salvation experiences ans to recognize that their salvation was a result of believing his gospel, and not by adhering to the observance of the law"'(Longman 592). First, Israel is the wife of Jehovah (Isa 54) while the church is the bride of Christ (Eph 5:22-33). Those who are children of God are "heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ" (Ro 8:17). 11:25–32). Also, it is important to recognize that the word “seed” is used four different ways in Scripture. This struck me as a reminder of an even greater camaraderie—the joy of meeting someone new and discovering that he or she is also a believer in Christ. Paul also brings up the point that the bring of the gospel to the nations is what is blessing the nations, not other nations being blessed through Israel(96). Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified       •      because they are ever so imperfect, Yet, Jesus Christ accepts them. Faith or Works of the Law. If we believe in Christ then we belong to him and if we belong to him then we will inherit the promise he has given. Quiz in Galatians —Chapters 3 and 4. The LAW is a ministry of condemnation. Guthrie reminds us that there are many places were people were suffering because of there faith in Christ (93). Not all the physical seed of Abraham will receive the promises of salvation (Ro 9:6-11), but many who are not physical seed of Abraham will receive them by coming to God by faith as he did, thereby becoming his spiritual offspring. God doesn’t play favorites and neither should we. CSB  Galatians 3:28 There is no Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. ", Colossians 3:9, "You laid aside the old self with its evil practices. Are you so foolish? Absolutely not! Therefore a decisive and irrevocable new creation came into being (2 Corinthians 5:17), and a decisive and irrevocable liberation happened (Romans 6:14, 18). In some places, this is not unusual because there are many believers. The first one is that "the law was given in salvation history to uncover sin, at times even by rousing it to action, and so functions for another purpose and on a different level than faith(120). Thirteenth, Israel's judgment will take place on earth, at the end of the Tribulation period, in the wilderness (Ezek 20:33-44). 3:6-9). It asks whether or not we are true followers of Christ and if we know what he did for us on the cross. v.2 Tell me this: did you encounter the spirit by obeying the law or did you just hear it? (The Bible Knowledge Commentary) (See related article - Are Israel and the Church the Same Thing?). And if you belong to Christ - Wuest translates it "since ye are Christ’s. 4:13) Life Application … However, the phrase “you who fear God” can also identi… [a] 4 Have you experienced[b] so much in vain—if it really was in vain? In Acts 13:1, we find that the pastors of the church in Antioch, five of them are listed, one of them (Simeon)is mentioned. that you have received the baptism of the Holy Spirit at the moment of salvation." When the rival evangelists said that if the Galatians where not circumcised they were not children of Abraham, but "Paul turns this around and says that those who believe are children of Abraham"'(Jervis 85). (MacArthur New Testament Commentary – Galatians), Kenneth Wuest has a good point that the problem in Galatia was not over the promise of land but of life, of salvation. NAB  Galatians 3:29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's descendant, heirs according to the promise. (Dallas: Dallas Seminary, 1948; reprint, [8 vols. 06:44. This means we are heirs of the spiritual blessings God promised to Abraham. 28There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Education? This part of the scripture gives an account of a faithful and righteous man, Abraham. Galatians 3:26-29  TODAY IN THE WORD (1996). People who have faith are blessed along with Abraham. Galatians 3 - NIV: You foolish Galatians! All rights reserved, Interpretation of St.Paul's Epistle to the Galatians, Holman New Testament Commentary - Galatians, Exposition of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossian, and Philemon, Galatians 3:6-14 Salvation Is by Faith Alone, Galatians 3:10-13 The Hopelessness of Sin, Galatians 3:10-14 Redeemed from the Curse of Law. "Paul removes all who adhere to the observance of the Mosaic law for righteousness before God from the "mode of existence" conditioned by faith"(Longenecher 116). All persons who come to Jesus Christ come …, •      because they are ever so short of Christ In this divine family all are one in Christ (Gal. Requirements. 9So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith. Heirs (2818)(Kleronomos from kleros = a lot - lots were cast or drawn to divide property or select a winner or an heir + nemomai = to possess, to distribute among themselves), literally refers to one who obtains a lot or portion. (Longenecher 105). Then, finding himself hemmed in, he reversed his field. Meaning: The law doesn’t set aside the covenant made by God and as a result do away with the promise. 19-21: What was the purpose of the law? However, in order for someone to be a Jew, the designation “sons of Abraham” is not enough. Praise God that He brings a bond of unity to all who know Him as Savior. Paul really does not need to know anything from the Galatians, but his purpose in this is to make them confront their "most undeniable feature of their personal history as believers"(Williams 83). They knew that Christ was crucified and so they should have known to follow the promise instead of the law. "Name'' is used for "person.'' "The gift of the Spirit comes when faith gives its response to the preaching of the gospel"(93). Fifteenth, people become members of the commonwealth of Israel through physical birth. (verses 3-5; Psalm 119:11, Zech. Cp. Believers of all ages are all the people of God. See Gal 3:7, 16. The church consists of Jews and Gentiles who enter it as Jews or Gentiles (Eph. This means that a Gentile slave woman would have exactly the same rights in the eyes of God as a Jewish free man. This way the Galatians that are Gentiles do not need to worry about circumcision(95). Empty, the tongue of the tra… Galatians 3:29 "And if ye [be] Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." 3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to whom be glory for ever and ever. Longenecker, N. Richard. "The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and my cup, exulted David (Ps. Seventeenth, the Holy Spirit indwelt and filled Old Testament Jews selectively (Joel 2:28), temporarily (1 Sam 16:14; Ps 51:11), and subsequent to salvation to enable for a special purpose (Exod 31:3). It was at this point that Riegels lost his bearings and began to run down field in the wrong direction. Paul is saying "you foolish and slow of heart is the expression used to stress lack of discernment regarding the prophetic word"( Longenecker 100). God promised some things to all the physical descendants of Abraham (e.g., Gen. 12:1–3, 7). Let us take in account the lesson that Paul was teaching us. No respect of persons. Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. Christianity elevated women to a place the had never known in the ancient world, never known. These are timing statements with a specific beginning and ending point for each period. If you are a social climber and you do more for the wealthy and less for the poor, you have respect of persons and commit sin. We tend to forget that we don't need to always follow all those other laws but ultimately the knowledge of God's promise made through Abraham. This way Paul can give an example of a person that the Galatians know and show them how Abraham believed in God(94). The Law perpetuated these distinctions, but God in His grace has declared all men to be on the same level that He might have mercy on all men (Rom. The New Testament teaches the priesthood of all believers (1 Pet 2:5, 9). What "clothes" did  you wear this past week? 10:32). After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goalby human effort? There is no place for racial prejudice. After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh? Paul "hopes that they will recognize the significance of the fact that God's miraculous activity among them did not result from following the law"'(81). I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard? — Reprinted by permission. He clearly points out that it is not the law but through Abraham that we know the promise. v.22 The Scripture says that everyone is condemned to sin, so that the covenant, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, may be given to those who have faith. He was a poor man, he had nothing better. Paul is trying so hard to make sure that that the Galatians understand that they do not need to work for God's grace but that it is a gift(94). Physical relationship with Abraham is of no significance in the economy of salvation. John Piper Apr 24, 1983 78 Shares Sermon. ", Ephesians 4:22, "Lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit.". 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