God chose that His Son would come from the seed of Abraham; and that through Jesus, all the nations of the earth would be blessed. Every Authentic Believer is justified through faith in Christ, and blessed right along with faithful Abraham (Galatians 3:8-9, 14). The greatest gift God gives to all of us is His love (1 Corinthians 13:2,13; John 3:16).
God showed His love for us, while we were still sinners (Romans 5:8). Then by faith, we received God’s Spirit through salvation by hearing and accepting the truth of the Gospel (Galatians 3:2). As we trust God, His Spirit ministers to us and works miracles in and through us (Galatians 3:5). Christ’s resurrection from the dead gives credence to our faith and frees us from our sinful nature (1 Corinthians 15:14, 17).
We gradually die to our carnality by surrendering every bit of our corrupted nature to God. We start to think as Jesus did, instead of with finite, earthly concerns and thoughts. We live as Jesus did with the fruit of God’s Spirit replacing the deeds of our flesh (Galatians 5:22-23). We dedicate our life to His service and we bask in His presence throughout the day. We are no longer carnal, but spiritual (Galatians 5:15-25).
Coming to an awareness of our rest in God, we relinquish our hectic pursuit of the world and we walk in the center of God’s will (Hebrews 4:10). Our desire to entirely surrender every area of our life to God increases with our spiritual maturity. He is our everything, and we want nothing more than our beloved God Himself. He dwells within us for eternity.
Father God, the law tutored us in righteousness, but it could never save us. Once we come to salvation, we no longer need the schoolmaster of the law, because we are Your children, saved by faith in Christ’s work on Calvary’s cross (Galatians 3:23-26). We cannot boast of our works of righteousness, because our eternal destiny is based solely on the works of Your Son, Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9). By faith, we have confidence that we will continually abide in You with joy (Philippians 1:25).
Thought for the Day:
We never need to worry about our life here on this earth, because God will never leaves us, and He will always sustain us. – Hebrews 13:5