Scripture:

Galatians 3:26 – For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus.

Observation:

Faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and savior is the only way to receive God’s promise of inheritance to become one of His children. Galatian believers were returning to the law about circumcision. The Law does not save anyone but acted a guard until Christ’s sacrificial death and everyone could be made right with God through Jesus.

Application:

I must remember that there is but one way to be saved, through the blood of Jesus shed for me on the cross and all who believe. There is freedom in knowing that through Christ I am made right with God and there is no other work to be done. There is no difference in requirements for one believer or another other than faith in Jesus. How humbling is it to think that God is our heavenly Father who wants us to be His adopted children through Christ. 1 John 3 says, “See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him.”

Prayer:

Father,
Thank you for your loving us so much that you sent Jesus so we can be your children through faith in Him. Help me to be remain focused on you and not anything that takes away from you. Let your Spirit guide me to live a life where the glory belongs to you.