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 The Examples of Faith

     Gal. 3:6-14

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6 just as Abraham "believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness." 7 Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham. 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, "In you all the nations shall be blessed." 9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham. 10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them." 11 But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for "the just shall live by faith." 12 Yet the law is not of faith, but "the man who does them shall live by them."

13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"), 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. NKJV



 

1.       The Requirement of Faith. 3:6-7       Gen. 15:5-6

6 just as Abraham "believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness."

7 Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham.


Gen 15:5-6 5 Then He brought him outside and said, "Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them." And He said to him,"So shall your descendants be." 6 And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness. NKJV






 

2.       The Blessing of Faith. Gal. 3:8-9 Gen 12:2-3

8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, "In you all the nations shall be blessed." 9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.


Gen 12:2-3 2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you

And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed."




 

3.       The Replacement of Faith. Gal. 3:10, Deut. 27:26

10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them."


Deut 27:26

26 'Cursed is the one who does not confirm all the words of this law.' "And all the people shall say, 'Amen!'" NKJV






 

4.       The Justification By Faith. Gal. 3:11; Hab.2:4

11 But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for "the just shall live by faith."


Hab 2:4 "Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him;

But the just shall live by his faith. NKJV




 

5.       The Life Of Faith. Gal. 3:12, Lev. 18:5

12 Yet the law is not of faith, but "the man who does them shall live by them."



Lev 18:5 You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, which if a man does, he shall live by them: I am the Lord. NKJV




 

6.       The Redemption By Faith. Gal. 3:12, Deut. 21:22-23

13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"), 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. NKJV


Deut 21:22-23 22 "If a man has committed a sin deserving of death, and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree, 23 his body shall not remain overnight on the tree, but you shall surely bury him that day, so that you do not defile the land which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance; for he who is hanged is accursed of God.