Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. Those Who Have Faith Are the Sons of Abraham. of God spoke: "Earth, generate life! 19 Why then was the law given? Have you taken leave of your senses? 2-4Let me put this question to you: How did your new life begin? Galatians 3:13 Christ redeemed us from that self-defeating, cursed life by absorbing it completely into himself. Do you remember the Scripture that says, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"? Wasn’t he revealed to you as the crucified one? He absorbed it completely as he became a curse in our place. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 24 The law becomes a gateway to lead us to the Messiah so that we would be saved by faith. 10 But if you choose to live in bondage under the legalistic rule of religion, you live under the law’s curse. All rights reserved. Watch Queue Queue It could also be translated, “The covenant of the Son of Man that I reference should never be denigrated or changed in any way by men.”, As translated literally from the Greek. [r] Truly, if there was a law that we could keep which would give us new life, then our salvation would have come by law-keeping. And there it was: wild animals of every kind, Cattle of all kinds, every sort of reptile and bug. John Piper … And oversee Day and Night, to separate light and dark. God saw that it was good. thePassionTranslation.com, You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Take notes, highlights, and favorites to share or document personal thoughts. It was evening, it was morning - Day One. God saw that it was good. If that were the case, it would have nullified what God said to Abraham. Jun 24, 2010. The concept of the “promise” is that all we need is faith to believe it. Advance your knowledge of Scripture with this resource library of over 40 reference books, including commentaries and Study Bible notes. 16 Remember the royal proclamation[l] God spoke over Abraham and to Abraham’s child? 3 What has happened to you Galatians to be acting so foolishly? Enter your credit card information to ensure uninterrupted service following your free trial. 20 Now, a mediator does not represent just one party alone, but God fulfilled it all by himself![q]. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate, click the button below. And who is this “Child?” It’s the Son of promise, Jesus, the anointed Messiah! Galatians 3. 2 I went to clarify with them what had been revealed to me. 1 Fourteen years after that first visit, Barnabas and I went up to Jerusalem and took Titus with us. However, the Aramaic can be translated “the one who was able.”. All your content will be saved and you can seamlessly switch devices. Galatians 3 (The Message Bible) Genesis 1:1 (Read all of Genesis 1) First this: God created the Heavens and Earth - all you see, all you don't see. Published by permission. God blessed them: "Prosper! As translated from the Greek. God saw that it was good. [2 So answer me this: Did the Holy Spirit come to you as a reward for keeping all the Jewish laws? You must have been under some evil spell! And there it was. Scripture: Galatians 3:5. [a] Didn’t God open your eyes to see the meaning of Jesus’ crucifixion? 6 Abraham, our father of faith, led the way as our pioneering example. An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the NIV Study Bible and the NKJV MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition - is just a step away! 3 (5) He who provides you with the Spirit and works miracles among you, does he do so because of your observance of the law* or because you believed the message your heard? Galatians 3 The Passion Translation (TPT) Faith Brings Freedom. His sacrifice on the cross was certainly set before you clearly enough. The Holy Spirit is poured out upon us through the revelation and power of faith, not by keeping the law! You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. It was given to show men how guilty they are, and it remained in force until the Seed was born to fulfill the promises given to Abraham. All rights reserved. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. How to Preach with Supernatural Power. And he is the Savior who brings the promise to those who believe. Don't have an account? God made two big lights, the larger to take charge of Day, The smaller to be in charge of Night; and he made the stars. He separated the water under sky from the water above sky. 8 God’s plan all along was to bring this message of salvation to the nations through the revelation of faith. Would you rather be under a curse or under a promise? “As many as are of the works of the law”: Those attempting to earn salvation by keeping the law. Scripture: Galatians 3:6–9. It is the “faith of Jesus,” or what he believes about you, that makes you his very own. Used by permission. This video is unavailable. 23 So until the revelation of faith for salvation was released, the law was a jailer, holding us as prisoners under lock and key until the “faith,” which was destined to be revealed, would set us free. Long ago God prophesied over Abraham, as the Holy Scriptures say: “Through your example of faith all the nations will be blessed!”[f]. A message from the series "For the WORD." This would be Moses. Separate Day from Night. And now God gives us the promise of the wonderful Holy Spirit who lives within us when we believe in him. Birds, fly through the sky over Earth!". God saw that light was good and separated light from dark. Christ redeemed us from that self-defeating, cursed life by absorbing it completely into himself. 3 What has happened to you Galatians to be acting so foolishly? You can cancel anytime during the trial period. God spoke: "Earth, green up! Fill Ocean! God spoke: "Sky! 9 And so the blessing of Abraham’s faith is now our blessing too! Galatians 3:10 "For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them." Yet the written law was not even given to Moses until 430 years later, after God had “signed” his contract with Abraham! He named the pooled water Ocean. The Passion Translation®.