23 But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed. 24 Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith. 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor. 26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all One in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise.New American Standard Update
Galatians 3:23-27 NASU
My plan was to start Galatians chapter 4. I got as far as the first three words of the chapter before I had to go back and nail down what “it” is. I quickly forgot about “it”.
Earlier that morning, I listened to Bill Johnson, someone I’ve never heard before. I thought I had a firm grasp on what FAITH is, what it means (standing firm on God’s Word). I sat up straight when he said…
“Faith is God’s nature: not just something HE inspires IN us; it is actually HIS personal confidence that HE gives us.”Bill Johnson
Back to Galatians 3:23.
Torah-Law protected us UNTIL The Way of faith… The Way is living the life of warrior-love of God. And again, faith is God’s nature which HE inspires (breaths the breath of Life into) US!
Torah-Law is a map to help us feel our way through the dark shadow of The Valley of Death that we call (biological) life. FAITH IS supernatural light in the darkness, and the light is the life of men. Take a moment to go back and read John 1:1-5 for clarification.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. 5 The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.New American Standard Update
Walk in the light of life of the Son of God. Y’shua-Jesus fulfilled the Torah-Law, so do you IN HIM. That is Faith!
Debs in Everett, Washington (posted) Thursday, November 12, 2020