Galatians 3:25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian,

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But after that faith is come,…. That is, since Christ the object of faith is come in the flesh, and has fulfilled the law, and redeemed them that were under it from its bondage, curse, and condemnation: we are no longer under a schoolmaster, rather now we have the Holy Spirit who dwells in use we no longer need external influences. When under the law as such; they were under it as a military guard, now no longer in prison, so neither under it as a schoolmaster; not needing its instructions, or its discipline; since Christ is come as a prophet to teach and instruct, as a priest to atone for sin, and make intercession for transgressors, and as a King to rule and govern; in whose hands, and not in the hands of Moses, the law now is, done out of love and obedience in our relationship with Christ.  I am speaking of the law of works. James states ” But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. (James 1:25)   So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead   But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. (James 2:17,18)  Just as Abraham showed faith in God,  His faith produced works in that he follow god.  You can say you have Faith in God but if it isn’t producing works, then your faith,  is your faith.

Gregory Lane (07/21/2013)