Read Galatians 1:1 through 3:29
The apostle Paul wrote the letter we know as Galatians. He sent it to people struggling to find a balance of law and grace. They knew about laws and rules. They knew about consequences and punishment. They knew about guidelines and expectations.
Paul’s words reminded those Christians that the supervision was not controlled by mere rules. God was their protector.
Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian (Galatians 3:25).
Faith had come to the Galatians, but, as often happens, they battled a desire to return to portions of their legalistic structure. They weren’t sure grace was enough.
Like the original readers, many people in today’s culture struggle to grasp God’s love and freedom.
Our supervision comes from a Heavenly Father who seeks to bring healing and peace to His people, not condemnation or long lists of rules. God guides with gentle guidance.
Prayer Suggestion: Thank God for receiving you into His family and for loving you as a caring Father.
Quicklook: Galatians 3:19–25
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Prayer is our link with God, an awesome avenue through which we can express praise and adoration to Him for His goodness, love, and mercy; and an avenue through which we can voice our petitions and concerns. God's Word assures us that we can "come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16).
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