Day 302 - October 29, 2021
Scriptures: Ezekiel 8-10, Galatians 3
23 Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. 24 So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, 26 for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.
In the book of Ezekiel, the people of God have defiled the land and rejected God for the worship of idols. There abuses of one another, and rejection of the law of God has compromised any sort of distinction they might have had from other nations. Their distinct status as the people of God is swallowed up in the empire of Babylon. In Abraham’s family, the offspring that was to be faithful to God and walk with him, is essentially doing the opposite. They have rejected God and the promise of Abraham, to be a blessing to all people comes into question.
How is it possible that Abraham’s family would be a blessing to all the world? Especially like this!
Paul’s argument, “If you are in Christ, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to the Promise!”
When the blessing seems most at risk, God’s doing his greatest work. WE are heirs through Christ!
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Jordan Ickes, Minister of Etna Green Church of Christ.