Re:Verse passage – Galatians 3:15-29 (day five)

“Why the Law then? It was added because of transgressions…”  vs. 19  I love it when Paul asks the questions everybody is thinking. He has already answered the “when?” question about the Law.  The Law came after God’s promise. Now Paul turns to “Why?”.  The answer is transgressions or sin. The misconception was that the Law was given to tell of salvation, when in fact, it was given to tell of sin. And not just our perception of sin but our relationship to sin- we are captives and prisoners to sin (vs. 22). The Law tells us that we are all law-breakers and cannot be the solution. The law then also points to the need and provision of Christ (God’s Promise).

“We must never bypass the law and come straight to the gospel. To do so is to contradict the plan of God in biblical history… No man has ever appreciated the gospel until the law has first revealed him to himself. – John Stott

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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