Be Aware

 

November 11

 

Read Galatians 4:21

Tell me, you who want to be under the law, are you not aware of what the law says?

 

Reflect

What did the law say? Why would anyone want to return to it?

 

Have you ever said yes to something, not fully understanding what you were getting yourself into? As you discover more you start to wonder what in the world you were thinking even getting involved. The truth is, you didn’t really know what you were signing up for.

 

Gentile believers, or non-Jewish believers, may have fit into that category. They may not have been totally aware of what the law says. They didn’t grow up Jewish. For Jews, the law was a way of life since the day they were born. But for Gentiles, the law would have been foreign to them. If they really understood what the law was and it’s true purpose, maybe they wouldn’t have been so open to embracing it along with their new found faith in Christ.

 

The Jews, however, knew full well what the law was about. They should have been rejoicing to now be walking in the freedom that Jesus Christ offers. And yet, Judaizers were still trying to convince the Gentiles to convert to Judaism. They were saying that all Christians are still under the law. But that is false teaching.

 

Paul reminded them in Galatians 4:21-26 that choosing to be under the law is choosing to be under slavery! Surely they wouldn’t choose this existence if they knew what the law said, right? The law exposed their sin and declared that they are sinners who deserved to die. The law gave them a long list of rules and rituals to follow but no matter how hard they tried they would never be good enough to fulfill them all. The endless pursuit of trying to be good enough to obey the law would only point them to their need of a Savior. The law wasn’t saving anyone. And it still isn’t saving anyone today.

 

Friends, Jesus fulfilled the law. He said so Himself in Matthew 5:17-18,“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.”

 

Jesus fulfilled the law perfectly and completely. He was the perfect sacrifice that we could never be. He died in our place and paid the punishment the law required. In Jesus, we find our freedom because the penalty was paid in full. Finished. Don’t get involved with false teaching. Be aware of what God’s Word says so that you know exactly what you are signing up for. If you sign up for the law, you sign up for slavery and death. If you sign up for Jesus, you sign up for freedom and life.

 

Pray

Jesus, I choose You. I am choosing the life and liberty that I can claim because I am a child of God. Thank You for fulfilling the law on my behalf. Amen.

 

 

~ Pastor Nat Crawford

 

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Thank you Jesus for dying on the cross for my sins and giving me the precious gift of all. The gift of enternal life Gods child born again in the spirit. Washed in the blood of of the Lamb of God. God's holy family one with the father to reign forevermore.
Thank You my Lord for giving Your life as a ransom for me, dying in my place and so granting me total freedom from sin, if I so choose. Help me, dear Lord, to choose Your invitation to abundant life, even eternal life. Amen.
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I am always inspired, uplifted, and filled with hope when reading Gods Word. I am choosing life, because I know that God promise to be accessible. I am a child of God. Thank You for fulfilling the law on my behalf.
We rather be under the , but be free from the law which we should live count on Christ did on the cross.
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I surrender all to Jesus!
FATHER, THANK YOU FOR THE LAW OF YOUR SON JESUS THE CHRIST IN JESUS AMEN
Lord I choose Jesus. I do not choose something that is not of Jesus. Lord, thank You for sending Jesus as our Savior. Contine to cover and bless us Lord, in Christ Jesus name I pray, Amen.
My Absolute Atonement! Heb. 7: 26 – 28 Verse 1: Through all the sorrow and the pain With every nail that bore my name The hour had come when You became My absolute atonement! Verse 2: Your blood is crying to the ground But up above there is no sound The hour had come when You became My absolute atonement! Chorus: Thank You for the power of the cross Thank you for the power of the cross Thank You for the power of the cross! Where You saved me from myself Verse 3: The Father sadly turns away As You my Lord provide the way The hour has come and You became My absolute atonement! Chorus: Thank You for the power of the cross Thank You for the power of the cross Thank You for the power of the cross! Where You saved me from myself Bridge: Once for all Complete in You Faithful and True You didn’t have to die Selah…… Verse 1: Through all the sorrow and the pain With every nail that bore my name The hour had come when You became The hour had come when You became The hour had come when You became My absolute atonement! Blessings, J PS thanks for the prayers my daughter's operation went great. She is very sore but better every day.
I thank God for giving me another day and thank you pastor Nat
Hallelujah, Amen🙏! Lord Jesus, thank You for fulfilling the Law so that I am no longer a slave to it! Thank You for my liberty/freedom. You died in my place paying the penalty for my sins once for all. In You I have abundant life, I love You Jesus!
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Jesus made us free to obey him and fulfill the law by loving him with all of our heart and loving our neighbor as well. An impossible task without the Holy Spirit working in us and through us. Oh Jesus thank you for setting me free from my slavery of sin and given me new life in you. Let me die daily of my sinfulness and live praising and worshipping you! Jesus you receive all the glory! Amen
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Truth...Amen by the grace and help of God.
Thank you Pastor Nat good Word. Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom.
Since Jesus has complied with all the laws am I free from not obeying? No. I too have to obey. But God may forgive, but the law of the land would never. I will be punished. Jesus said I can sin by lusting a woman and getting anger too. But we are exempted from the law of Moses and remain with our limbs in tact by the forgiveness Jesus bought for us! Thank you.
Thank you Pastor Nat. I keep reminding myself even as a mature believer that Jesus did it all. I am free I do not have to perform to be accepted.