(1-5) This doctrine established from the example of Abraham. Each of us must walk in the light we have. In Him the lineal descent from David becomes extinct. Click here Sign in. (Galatians 3… the promise--( Romans 4:21 ). Therefore our care must be to do the duties that belong to us, and all other cares we must cast upon God. It is, in truth, the only way wherein any sinners ever were, or can be justified. God forbid." Paul referred toDeuteronomy 27:… redeemed us--bought us off from our former bondage ( Galatians 4:5 ), and "from the curse" under which all lie who trust to the law and the works of the law for justification. 27. baptized into Christ--( Romans 6:3 ). but God, &c.--The Greek order requires rather, "But to Abraham it was by promise that God hath given it." It is now, and at all times, God's one way of justification. foreseeing--One great excellency of Scripture is, that in it all points liable ever to be controverted, are, with prescient wisdom, decided in the most appropriate language. worketh miracles among you--rather, "IN you," as Galatians 2:8 , Matthew 14:2 , Ephesians 2:2 , Philippians 2:13 ; at your conversion and since [ALFORD]. The blessing of justification was to Abraham by faith in the promise, not by works. 28. have put on Christ--Ye did, in that very act of being baptized into Christ, put on, or clothe yourselves with, Christ: so the Greek expresses. It is wonderful to have a soft, tender heart before God. 12. the heathen--rather, "the Gentiles"; or "the nations," as the same Greek is translated at the end of the verse. Which of these had God owned with tokens of his favour and acceptance? But--as the law cannot give life or righteousness [ALFORD]. And our special care must be for heaven; the things of this life are but trifles. The covenant was not made with "many" seeds (which if there had been, a pretext might exist for supposing there was one seed before the law, another under the law; and that those sprung from one seed, say the Jewish, are admitted on different terms, and with a higher degree of acceptability, than those sprung from the Gentile seed), but with the one seed; therefore, the promise that in Him "all the families of the earth shall be blessed" ( Genesis 12:3 ), joins in this one Seed, Christ, Jew and Gentile, as fellow heirs on the same terms of acceptability, namely, by grace through faith ( Romans 4:13 ); not to some by promise, to others by the law, but to all alike, circumcised and uncircumcised, constituting but one seed in Christ ( Romans 4:16 ). This is a study guide commentary, which means that you are responsible for your own interpretation of the Bible. Christ's bearing the particular curse of hanging on the tree, is a sample of the "general" curse which He representatively bore. "The Spirit from without, kindles within us some spark of faith Whereby we lay hold of Christ, and even of the Spirit Himself, that He may dwell within us" [FLACIUS]. Assuredly among the latter. God justifieth the Jews, too, "by faith, not by works." But the law does not pretend to give life, and therefore not righteousness; so there is no opposition between the law and the promise. The law, though misunderstood by the Judaizers as doing so, was really added for a different purpose, namely, "because of (or as the Greek, 'for the sake of') the transgressions," that is, to bring out into clearer view the transgressions of it ( Romans 7:7-9 ); to make men more fully conscious of their "sins," by being perceived as transgressions of the law, and so to make them long for the promised Saviour. Galatians 3:4 Or suffered Galatians 3:6 … . 23. faith--namely, that just mentioned ( Galatians 3:22 ), of which Christ is the object. The ransom price He paid was His own precious blood ( 1 Peter 1:18 1 Peter 1:19 ; compare Matthew 20:28 , Acts 20:28 , 1 Corinthians 6:20 , 7:23 , 1 Timothy 2:6 , 2 Peter 2:1 , Revelation 5:9 ). if it be confirmed--when once it hath been ratified. It was not by the first, but the last. —Begun your career as Christians in a manner so entirely spiritual—with the spiritual act of faith on your part, and with an answering gift of spiritual … Reference to the "eyes" is appropriate, as fascination was supposed to be exercised through the eyes. 3 Galatians 3 We become right with God when we trust Jesus 1 You Christians in Galatia are like fools! Let us then study the object, nature, and effects of Abraham's faith; for who can in any other way escape the curse of the holy law? The putting on of Christ according to the gospel, consists not in outward imitation, but in a new birth, an entire change. The promises of the law are made to the person of every man; the promises of the gospel are first made to Christ, then by him to those who are by faith ingrafted into Christ. Who has bewitched you? as it is of no avail for justification, is it either useless, or contrary to the covenant of God? with--together with. At that point he is superseded by Joshua, the type of Jesus, who leads the true Israel into their inheritance. 5. Christ is "Abraham's seed" ( Galatians 3:16 ): ye are "one in Christ" ( Galatians 3:28 ), and one with Christ, as having "put on Christ" ( Galatians 3:27 ); therefore YE are "Abraham's seed," which is tantamount to saying (whence the "and" is omitted), ye are "heirs according to the promise" (not "by the law," Galatians 3:18 ); for it was to Abraham's seed that the inheritance was promised ( Galatians 3:16 ). The curse of its non-fulfilment affects the Gentiles through the Jews; for the law represents that righteousness which God requires of all, and which, since the Jews failed to fulfil, the Gentiles are equally unable to fulfil. 15. A mediator, as the very term signifies, is a friend that comes between two parties, and is not to act merely with and for one of them. "Curse," an execration. written--( Deuteronomy 21:23 ). The dispensation of "the promise" began with the call of Abraham from Ur into Canaan, and ended on the last night of his grandson Jacob's sojourn in Canaan, the land of promise. These miracles do not prove grace to be in the heart ( mark 9:38 mark 9:39 ). The intent of "Christ becoming a curse for us"; "To the end that upon the Gentiles the blessing of Abraham (that is, promised to Abraham, namely, justification by faith) might come in Christ Jesus" (compare Galatians 3:8 ). Read and study Galatians 3 with the Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Hi, Sign out. Had they been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, by the ministration of the law, or on account of any works done by them in obedience thereto? preached before the gospel--"announced beforehand the Gospel." It is observable, Paul quotes Scripture to the Jews who were conversant with it, as in Epistle to the Hebrews, as said or spoken; but to the Gentiles, as written. 21. Not a member? (1) The law “was added” after the covenant and thus was subordinate to it. Hence, Paul wonders they could be so misled in this case. by angels--as the instrumental enactors of the law [ALFORD] God delegated the law to angels as something rather alien to Him and severe ( Acts 7:53 , Hebrews 2:2 Hebrews 2:3 ; compare Deuteronomy 33:2 , "He came with ten thousands of saints," that is, angels, Psalms 68:17 ). They show people how tolive in the right way. Galatians 3:1-29 (New International Version) Galatians 3 Faith or Observance of the Law. In the spiritual seed there is no distinction of Jew or Greek; but to the literal seed, the promises still in part remain to be fulfilled ( Romans 11:26 ). But the law is not of faith, but of doing, or works (that is, does not make faith, but works, the conditional ground of justifying). The covenant God made with Abraham, was not done away by the giving the law to Moses. under sin--( Romans 3:9 Romans 3:19 , 11:32 ). The questions cut like a knife... View the entire commentary. Their minds are too accommodating to wrong, unbiblical ideas, and they dont think things through to see if they really are true or not according to the Bible. The law did not teach a living, saving knowledge; but, by its rites and ceremonies, especially by its sacrifices, it pointed to Christ, that they might be justified by faith. but a man's covenant--whose purpose it is far less important to maintain. This accords with Galatians 3:23 Galatians 3:24 , Romans 4:15 . 14. Fruitlessly, needlessly. Proud member 29. and heirs--The oldest manuscripts omit "and." Most men continue shut up as in a dark dungeon, in love with their sins, being blinded and lulled asleep by Satan, through wordly pleasures, interests, and pursuits. added--to the original covenant of promise. 24. "Anathema" means "set apart to God," to His glory, but to the person's own destruction. But they cannot make people good. Hence the law could not be designed to set aside the promise. The meaning can hardly be "to check transgressions," for the law rather stimulates the corrupt heart to disobey it ( Romans 5:20 , 7:13 ). (Galatians 3:28-29) Show answer 10. After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh? Galatians 3:3(NASB) Verse Thoughts In the first three chapters of his letter to the Galatians, Paul defends his own authority as a chosen apostle of God, through whom much of the New Testament was given - … Have ye suffered so many things--namely, persecution from Jews and from unbelieving fellow countrymen, incited by the Jews, at the time of your conversion. In thee--not "in thy seed," which is a point not here raised; but strictly "in thee," as followers of thy faith, it having first shown the way to justification before God [ALFORD]; or "in thee," as Father of the promised seed, namely, Christ ( Galatians 3:16 ), who is the Object of faith ( Genesis 22:18 , Psalms 72:17 ), and imitating thy faith all nations--or as above, "all the Gentiles" ( Genesis 12:3 , 18:18 , 22:18 ). But he specifies the Gentiles in particular here, as it was their case that was in question, the Galatians being Gentiles. [NEANDER]. the scripture--which began to be written after the time of the promise, at the time when the law was given. Or the "But" means, So far is righteousness from being of the law, that the knowledge of sin is rather what comes of the law [BENGEL]. He says in Gal 3:1, “You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched … God supplies unto you the Spirit as the result of faith, not works, just as Abraham obtained justification by faith, not by works ( Galatians 3:6 Galatians 3:8 Galatians 3:16 , Galatians 4:22 Galatians 4:26 Galatians 4:28 ). Roy Riegels, the University of California center, scooped it up and cut across the field. The god of this world, by various men and means, has blinded men's eyes, lest they should learn to trust in a crucified Saviour. promises--plural, because the same promise was often repeated ( Genesis 12:3 Genesis 12:7 , Genesis 15:5 Genesis 15:18 , 17:7 , 22:18 ), and because it involved many things; earthly blessings to the literal children of Abraham in Canaan, and spiritual and heavenly blessings to his spiritual children; but both promised to Christ, "the Seed" and representative Head of the literal and spiritual Israel alike. 12. doeth--Many depended on the law although they did not keep it; but without doing, saith Paul, it is of no use to them ( Romans 2:13 Romans 2:17 Romans 2:23 , 10:5 ). Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having … And it is not possible that the holy, just, and good law of God, the standard of duty to all, should be contrary to the gospel of Christ. 25. How many nations were eligible to receive the blessing given to Abraham because of his faith? Hence the phrase often recurs, "By the hand of Moses." Compare Note, neither male nor female--rather, as Greek, "there is not male and female." (Gal 3:13-14) Jesus redeems us from the curse of the law. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. The "only" implies, "I desire, omitting other arguments, to rest the question on this alone"; I who was your teacher, desire now to "learn" this one thing from you. Hung between heaven and earth as though unworthy of either! Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. come--(Compare "faith came," Galatians 3:23 ). The Israelites, though chosen to be God's peculiar people, were sinners as well as others. God would bring man into immediate communion with Him, and not have man separated from Him by a mediator that keeps back from access, as Moses and the legal priesthood did ( Exodus 19:12 Exodus 19:13 Exodus 19:17 Exodus 19:21-24 , Hebrews 12:19-24 ). by faith of Jesus Christ--that is which is by faith in Jesus Christ. One single faultless grain of human nature was found by God Himself, the source of a new and imperishable seed: "the seed" ( Psalms 22:30 ) who receive from Him a new nature and name ( Genesis 3:15 , Isaiah 53:10 Isaiah 53:11 , John 12:24 ). 4. "If, as it must be, what I have said, 'in vain,' is really the fact" [ALFORD]. Not that the Jews put to death malefactors by hanging; but after having put them to death otherwise, in order to brand them with peculiar ignominy, they hung the bodies on a tree, and such malefactors were accursed by the law (compare Acts 5:30 , 10:39 ). Not as BENGEL and ALFORD, "He who is just by faith shall live." whether among those who preach justification by the works of the law, or those who preach the doctrine of faith? Several things made the folly of the Galatian Christians worse. iii. Righteousness can only come through the promise to Abraham, and through its fulfilment in the Gospel of grace. Thus he arrives at the same truth which he set out with ( Galatians 3:7 ). The apostle proves the doctrine he had blamed the Galatians for rejecting; namely, that of justification by faith without the works of the law. But the awakened sinner discovers his dreadful condition. The unity of God involves the unity of the people of God, and also His dealing directly without intervention of a mediator. The laws teach God’s holy standards to people. . Real Christians enjoy great privileges under the gospel; and are no longer accounted servants, but sons; not now kept at such a distance, and under such restraints as the Jews were. 6. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. a curse for us--Having become what we were, in our behalf, "a curse," that we might cease to be a curse. They had the doctrine of the cross preached, and the Lord's supper administered among them, in both which Christ crucified, and the nature of his sufferings, had been fully and clearly set forth. c. Before w… Rightly to divide the word of truth, a great difference must be put between the promise and the law, as to the inward affections, and the whole practice of life. Paul also continues to write with great urgency. This matters deeply to him. ver. Thus the Gospel, in its essential germ, is older than the law though the full development of the former is subsequent to the latter. being made--Greek, "having become." This is all the churches in southern Galatia. Accordingly, the "we," in "that we might receive the promise of the Spirit," plainly refers to both Jews and Gentiles. Seek to be sure of that above all things. in vain--fruitlessly, needlessly, since ye might have avoided them by professing Judaism [GROTIUS]. Who has bewitched you? (19-25) Under the gospel state true believers are all one in Christ. The Jews' law represents the universal law which condemned the Gentiles, though with less clear consciousness on their part ( Romans 2:1-29 ). There is in this sonship by faith in Christ, no class privileged above another, as the Jews under the law had been above the Gentiles ( Romans 10:12 , 1 Corinthians 12:13 , Colossians 3:11 ). Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. For the "promise" was substantially the Gospel by anticipation. Galatians full text: Galatians 1 | Galatians 2 | Galatians 3 | Galatians 4 | Galatians 5 | Galatians 6 The apostle in this chapter, I. Reproves the Galatians for their folly, in suffering themselves to be drawn … The epithet "Holy" is not prefixed to "Spirit" because that epithet is a joyous one, whereas this Epistle is stern and reproving [BENGEL]. The heavy sufferings of the Son of God, more loudly warn sinners to flee from the wrath to come, than all the curses of the law; for how can God spare any man who remains under sin, seeing that he spared not his own Son, when our sins were charged upon him? The law is here, by personification, regarded as a second person, distinct from, and subsequent to, the promise of God. 11. by the law--Greek, "IN the law." hearing of faith--Faith consists not in working, but in receiving ( Romans 10:16 Romans 10:17 ). "Children" (literally, infants) need such tutoring ( Galatians 4:3 ). Having begun your Christianity in the Spirit, that is, in the divine life that proceeds from faith, are ye seeking after something higher still (the perfecting of your Christianity) in the sensuous and the earthly, which cannot possibly elevate the inner life of the Spirit, namely, outward ceremonies? Where justification is, there the Spirit is, so that if the former comes by faith, the latter must also. you--emphatical. make . 3 Are you so foolish? 9. they--and they alone. 16. He . In baptism we put on Christ; therein we profess to be his disciples. What does Galatians chapter 3 mean? This he does from the example of Abraham, whose faith fastened upon the word and promise of God, and upon his believing he was owned and accepted of God as a righteous man. Males alone had in their body circumcision, the sign of the covenant (contrast baptism applied to male and female alike); they alone were capable of being kings and priests, whereas all of either sex are now "kings and priests unto God" ( Revelation 1:6 ); they had prior right to inheritances. bond nor free--Christ alike belongs to both by faith; whence he puts "bond" before "free." The promise is everlasting, and more peculiarly belongs to God. There is no distinction into male and female. And the vastly greater advantage of the gospel state is shown, under which we enjoy a clearer discovery of Divine grace and mercy than the Jews of old. Paul ( Romans 3:30 ) infers the same truth from the ONENESS of God (compare Ephesians 4:4-6 ). This cannot be because the law was then unknown to you when you received those gifts of the Spirit. "And if ye be Christ's, ye are Abraham's SEED, heirs according to the promise.". The "covenant" here is one of free grace, a promise afterwards carried into effect in the Gospel. I hope better things of you, for I trust you will return from legalism to grace; if so, as I confidently expect, you will not have "suffered so many things in vain" [ESTIUS]. The conclusion understood is, Therefore a mediator cannot appertain to God; and consequently, the law, with its inseparable appendage of a mediator, cannot be the normal way of dealing of God, the one, and unchangeable God, who dealt with Abraham by direct promise, as a sovereign, not as one forming a compact with another party, with conditions and a mediator attached thereto. one . . And those must be very unwise, who suffer themselves to be turned away from the ministry and doctrine which have been blessed to their spiritual advantage. 4. Galatians 3:10 , "As many as are of the works of the law, are under the curse," refers plainly, not to the Jews only, but to all, even Gentiles (as the Galatians), who seek justification by the law. This proves that baptism, where it answers to its ideal, is not a mere empty sign, but a means of spiritual transference from the state of legal condemnation to that of living union with Christ, and of sonship through Him in relation to God ( Romans 13:14 ). 26. children--Greek, "sons." (15-18) The law was a school master to lead them to Christ. The Greek supports English Version. 18. the inheritance--all the blessings to be inherited by Abraham's literal and spiritual children, according to the promise made to him and to his Seed, Christ, justification and glorification ( Galatians 4:7 , Romans 8:17 , 1 Corinthians 6:9 ). But some people have softer heads than hearts. PERFECT obedience is required by the words, "in all things." Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified? 11. unto--"with a view to the faith," &c. We were, in a manner, morally forced to it, so that there remained to us no refuge but faith. 1 You foolish Galatians! Verse 1: Verse 2: Verse 3… Understanding the Presence of the Spirit. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Galatians 3:23-29 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: Paul, apostle to the Gentiles, established churches in Galatia composed primarily of Gentiles who received the Gospel … 13. I hear with my own ears that I cannot be saved except by the blood and death of Christ. For "God has given you the Spirit and has wrought mighty works among you" ( Galatians 3:5 Hebrews 10:32-36 ) [BENGEL]. in the hand of a mediator--namely, Moses. Deuteronomy 5:5 , "I stood between the Lord and you": the very definition of a mediator. In the ceremonial law we seek, by animal sacrifices, to answer for our not having done it, but find dead victims no satisfaction for the sins of living men, and that outward purifying will not cleanse the soul; and that therefore we need an infinitely better Sacrifice, the antitype of all the legal sacrifices. Compare the phrase, Psalms 78:50 , Margin; Psalms 31:8 . . And the terrors of the law are often used by the convincing Spirit, to show the sinner his need of Christ, to bring him to rely on his sufferings and merits, that he may be justified by faith. The apostle in this chapter, I. Reproves the Galatians for their folly, in suffering themselves to be drawn away from the faith of the gospel, and endeavours, from several considerations, to impress … Verse 10 In this verse, Paul was referring to the false teachers. The revelation of God's "wrath" by the law of conscience, in some degree prepared the Gentiles for appreciating redemption through Christ when revealed. addeth--None addeth new conditions "making" the covenant "of none effect" ( Galatians 3:17 ). So legal Judaism could make no alteration in the fundamental relation between God and man, already established by the promises to Abraham; it could not add as a new condition the observance of the law, in which case the fulfilment of the promise would be attached to a condition impossible for man to perform. It is from the end, not from the beginning of the dispensation of promise, that the interval of four hundred thirty years between it and the law is to be counted. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. 1. that ye should not obey the truth--omitted in the oldest manuscripts. which should afterwards, &c.--"which was afterwards to be revealed.". Alas, that men should turn from the all-important doctrine of Christ crucified, to listen to useless distinctions, mere moral preaching, or wild fancies! . The Galatians reproved for departing from the great doctrine of justification alone, through faith in Christ. Here Jacob received the promise of the blessing, for which God had called Abraham out of Ur, repeated for the last time, on the last night of his sojourn in the land of promise. The law that thus interposed a mediator and conditions between man and God, was an exceptional state limited to the Jews, and parenthetically preparatory to the Gospel, God's normal mode of dealing, as He dealt with Abraham, namely, face to face directly; by promise and grace, and not conditions; to all nations united by faith in the one seed ( Ephesians 2:14 Ephesians 2:16 Ephesians 2:18 ), and not to one people to the exclusion and severance from the ONE common Father, of all other nations. All rights reserved. of Does the new Christian become mature by doing the works of the law? Christ--not in the exclusive sense, the man Christ Jesus, but "Christ" (Jesus is not added, which would limit the meaning), including His people who are part of Himself, the Second Adam, and Head of redeemed humanity. In this use of it he learns to depend more simply on the Saviour. He, as being One, unites all believers, without distinction, to Himself ( Galatians 3:8 Galatians 3:16 Galatians 3:28 , Ephesians 1:10 , 2:14 ; compare Hebrews 2:11 ) in direct communion. The law was not intended to discover a way of justification, different from that made known by the promise, but to lead men to see their need of the promise, by showing the sinfulness of sin, and to point to Christ, through whom alone they could be pardoned and justified. Yet at the same time, Christ, as from the cross, freely invites sinners to take refuge in him. Compare Galatians 3:8 , "Scripture," for "the God of the Scripture." But one new "seed" of a righteous succession could be found. The moral law shows us what we ought to do, and so we learn our inability to do it. 8. Compare Romans 2:28 , Philippians 3:3 , Hebrews 9:10 . till the seed--during the period up to the time when the seed came. no man disannulleth--"none setteth aside," not even the author himself, much less any second party. Then the law, by the teaching of the Holy Spirit, becomes his loved rule of duty, and his standard for daily self-examination. This was the end of the whole system of sacrifices" [THOLUCK]. Christ not having come when the law was given, the covenant could not have been then fulfilled, but awaited the coming of Him, the Seed, to whom it was spoken. ... Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Galatians 3. And--Greek, "Moreover." the law which was--Greek, "which came into existence four hundred thirty years after" ( Exodus 12:40 Exodus 12:41 ). Galatians 3. 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