Galatians 2: 16-21
Verse 16: ...know that a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the law, because by observing the law no one will be justified.
Following the rules is a good thing. Many of us, myself included, are “rule-oriented” people who really are very uncomfortable breaking a rule. But the scripture reading for today reminds me rules have an origin. There is usually a purpose behind any set of rules or they become meaningless. For me as a Christian Jesus is “the rest of the story”. Belief in Christ puts a new frame around “rules” for life and living. It is my belief in Christ which will save me. Following Jewish law will not save me, although those laws certainly had/have a place and a purpose. Belief in Christ is my salvation.
Holy One, Help me to hold onto Christ. May my faith never falter. Amen
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