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Liberated From Legalism pt 14 [8-1-21]

Today's passage has no immediate practical application. There's nothing in these four verses that will help you be a better spouse or parent or friend. You won't find your best life ever here. There's nothing here to help you get that raise or promotion. And there's absolutely no formula to a healthier new you in these verses. I can't come up with five steps to a more positive outlook on life, or seven secrets to happiness. There's not anything like any of that in Galatians 3:15-18.

But here's what is there. To the patient student of Scripture, in Galatians 3:15-18, there's a depth to understanding God's ways in the Bible. As we take our time with these verses, we'll gain a depth to understanding its theological foundation for our lives.

Let's start with two promises of Scripture.

The first is from Psalm 1:1-3:

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.

He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.