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Verse of the Day (May 22, 2020)

Verse of the Day (May 22, 2020) #BMSeminary – There appears to be a leader of these false teachers who is described as one who will bear the penalty (v. 10) for his actions, although the nature of the penalty is not specified. Paul expresses confidence that the Galatians will return to gospel truth (v. 10): they will realize that justification by faith brings freedom, while the works of the law bring slavery. Obedience is the fruit of faith (Rom. 10:16; 15:18; 1 Thess. 1:3); it is not the same as faith, nor is it a required addition to faith. Human effort cannot be added to grace; to attempt to do this brings Paul’s sharpest condemnation (Gal. 5:12). The true gospel, when received with the empty hands of faith, makes us “obedient from the heart” (Rom. 6:17). The freedom brought about by the gospel is not a license to sin but an opportunity for love and service. A true understanding of faith, working through love, is the antidote to self-oriented behavior, and results in service (Gal. 5:13). This service does not merit anything but is the outworking of faith. (Gospel Transformation Study Bible)

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