Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Glorious Gospel with Blessed Results

by David Morris

Like an incredible diamond, the true Gospel sparkles with new brilliance when viewed from different angles. Like an unending onion, every layer of the Gospel we peel back reveals deeper layers. The entire book of Galatians elevates the glorious Gospel and its manifold, wondrous results, and Galatians 3:25-29 gives us four more of those blessed results. Here are the first two this week.

“But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.”

Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the tutorship of the Law. That’s a huge blessing, because the Law convincingly proved that no one could ever please God. It taught mankind that God was holy and we are not, and no amount of effort on our part could ever rearrange that equation. The Law is good, but to be left only with it is to be left with despair. It is to be left in a childlike, immature state, permanently stunted and enslaved.

But, oh, the glorious Gospel, which taught us that Christ-like righteousness was possible for us! The work we could never do ourselves is done, and we are now free to be righteous. We are free from our inability to ever reach God, free from the hateful power of the flesh that we could never overcome, free from the tyranny of a destructive lord.

We have a new Master through the Gospel. But even though we live in service to One we must obey as Lord, who has the right to dictate our every action and demand our entire allegiance, we also have been blessed with the intimate position of sonship.

We are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. It is a magnificent repercussion of the Gospel, that the high and holy God would use the familial, intimate, close relationship of sonship to illustrate who we are. The true Gospel brings us into intimate contact with the high and holy one who inhabits eternity and makes His last name ours. Let’s worship, today and every day, in a manner worthy of this great Gospel.


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