Re:Verse passage – Galatians 5:16-26 (day three)

Against such things there is no law.”

The law turned on the light so Israel could see both the way God lives – goodness, beauty, righteousness, and love, which is the eternal kind of living – and their own patterns of not living that eternal way. Because God desires his creation to live eternally, his law is therefore against this non-eternal way of living, which is what sin actually is. Conversely, the law is not against anything that produces in human beings a desire for that eternal kind of living. When the Spirit’s movement produces such a desire in a person, the law is not against that desire, but for it. The law’s prescriptions for purity are then unnecessary for that person, because the Spirit is already producing what the law agrees with. The Spirit’s work is so good that the law’s work is done.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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