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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Galatians repeatedly reminds us that no law can make us righteous or save us, not even the Old Testament Law. However, the law (Torah) does several essential things.

  • The law leads us to Christ, who fulfills and embodies what God intended for his law to do in his people (Matthew 5:17-20). Jesus shows us what God wants his law to look like when we obey it.
  • The law helps us recognize right and wrong, the value of a person, and how God defines a person, marriage, and righteous, as well as unrighteous behaviors.

We recognize our failures, imperfections, sins, transgressions, and weaknesses, and through the law, our need for a Savior. Praise God for the Torah, God's law that shows us the righteous character, gracious compassion, and faithful justice that he displays and desires us to live. Praise God a hundred times more for Jesus, who fulfilled the law's righteous demands and gave himself as the perfect sacrifice for sins!

My Prayer...

Thank you, dear Heavenly Father, that the goal of your law was to bring us to Jesus. The law, the Torah, helps me appreciate Jesus' perfection. It helps me know my sinfulness. Most of all, it helps me realize that Jesus' sacrifice gives me what the law cannot — your righteousness. Father, I do truly believe with all my heart that Jesus came to die for me and provide me with your life. I thank you in Jesus' name and because of Jesus' righteousness! Amen.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to [email protected].

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Today's Verse Illustrated

Inspirational illustration of Galatians 3:24