Scripture:   Galatians 3:24   So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith  (NIV)

Observation:    The very purpose of the Law was to lead us to Christ.  It set parameters that would keep us from being destroyed by sin.   It provided the clues, that when followed would bring the seeker to Christ.  The purpose of God was always to justify us, to bring us into right relationship with Him on the basis of faith.  We are not justified by faith in our works, but by faith in His “work” on Calvary!   

Application:   I am thankful for my parents who served as the law in setting protective parameters which did not keep me from sin, but kept me from getting into major trouble.  I am thankful for my parents who did things that directed my steps toward the Lord.  But I am most thankful for my Savior who paid the price for my sins by His death on the cross!!  I am thankful for His Presence in my life, empowering me to live a life pleasing to Him!  

Prayer:   Heavenly Father, what a wonderful and amazing plan you had.  First you convinced us of our need for forgiveness and then you sent your Son to pay for the sins of all who put their trust in Him!      Amen 

Pastor Leon
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