Galatians 2 v15-21Tuesday 6th October

Paul explains how his life has been transformed through Christ, and how he now lives by faith in Christ's sacrifice on the cross. If man could be righteous by keeping the law, then Christ died for no reason.
Galatians 2 v15-21

Galatians 2:15–21

Justified by Faith

15 We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; 16 yet we know that a person is not justified1 by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

17 But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we too were found to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? Certainly not! 18 For if I rebuild what I tore down, I prove myself to be a transgressor. 19 For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness2 were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.

Footnotes

[1] 2:16 Or counted righteous (three times in verse 16); also verse 17
[2] 2:21 Or justification

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