March 12, 2020: SOAP #3752:   Deuteronomy 19-21; Galatians 3 Scripture:  Galatians (NIV) 3:11 Clearly no-one is justified before God by the law, because, “The righteous will live by faith.” 12 The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, “The man who does these things will live by them.” Observation:  To have an acceptable, […]

March 12, 2020: SOAP #3752:   Deuteronomy 19-21; Galatians 3

Scripture:  Galatians (NIV) 3:11 Clearly no-one isjustified before God by the law, because, “The righteous will live byfaith.” 12 The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, “The manwho does these things will live by them.”

Observation:  Tohave an acceptable, holy life before God, one would have to perfectly live bythe law.  But that is impossible toaccomplish because all have sinned.  Inregard to living perfectly, there is no one righteous, not even one. 

So, how is one to live?  Those forgiven basedon the perfect sacrifice of sinless blood are to live by faith.  Their faith is that the death of Jesus isaccepted as payment for their sins.  WhenI live by faith, people can see my faith. It makes a difference that can be seen. 

Application:   So, howdo I LIVE by faith?   Here are some thoughts:  I live grateful; my words and deeds will expressappreciation   My words and deeds are to expressHis life within me.  The fruit of theHoly Spirit is increasing in my life. 

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, may your presence in me beeasily seen by those around me. Amen

Pastor Leon
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