Can you define fat?
Can you give me a specific amount that I could call excessive?
“Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law. You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace. For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor un-circumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” – Galatians 5:3-6
Amazing is the only way I can describe the world today. Just yesterday I was in a country and a culture that considers one small rice bowl and some seaweed a complete meal. Today I am in a country where a small baby could sleep on one of the plates I saw at a restaurant last night.
Isn’t gluttony a sin by the law of God in the Old Testament? Yes if you are American and living by the law you will probably hate me after reading this study.
My point is this, law was created to make us turn to God for answers and the answer is LOVE!!
Vs. 3 “Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law. You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.”
Keeping the whole law means keeping the WHOLE LAW and if that isn’t enough to cause you severe pain in the place where your body makes contact with the chair try this- It can’t be done- never has and never will be able to be accomplished.
To me though it is much more concerning to be “alienated from Christ!”
If you believe Jesus is “the way, the truth and the life” to be alienated from Him would pretty well suck wouldn’t it? Yet that is what a person does who goes back to the law for some “form of righteousness.”
Vs. 6 “The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through LOVE.”
Faith is what it takes to believe the message of Christ. I have faith that He is the way and I accept Him as my savior and the one who died and took away ALL my sins. Because of that I can Love like there is no tomorrow. I don’t care where you are or what you are doing or have done- I Love you- not because I am some great guy but because ALL my guilt and shame was nailed to a cross and now LOVE can flow through me.
Remember “The only thing that counts“ is what?
GOD IS LOVE
GOD LOVES YOU
Yes that was LOVE used as a noun and as a verb and that was LOVE the only thing that counts!