Galatians 3:28 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.
Faith has leveled the playing field, Being a Jew was of no advantage, nor being circumcised helped, To have the law and the prophets was to no avail. Justification by faith trumps all that. The gentiles who were not under the law but were a law to themselves once considered dogs by the Jews are now on equal standing because of Justification by faith. The free man can no longer boast over the slave nor can the slave fault the free man they are both on equal terms because of justification by Faith. Justification by Faith is the great equalizer for man kind, there is no pecking order in God’s Plane of salvation. No class envy or family connections, weather poor, rich. Jew or Gentile young or old, we are all made to be equal because of Justification by Faith. If justification by the law could save anyone the Jews would be most favored and have reason to boast. For by Grace are you saved through Faith, and this is not your own doing. It is a gift from God, not a result of works, so that no may boast (Ephesians 2:8,9) So then Faith is the God’s great equalizer among men.
The middle wall of partition being broken down, and that, in the justification by faith, and salvation. It signified nothing whether a man was a Jew or a Greek; he was never the better for being a circumcised Jew, nor never the worse for being an uncircumcised Gentile; Faith just shows that both by nature are equally sinners, and stand in need of the justifying righteousness of Christ, and the regenerating grace of the Spirit. The Gospel was equally preached to both, and was made useful to some of the one and of the other; and who, believing in Christ, had a right to the same ordinances and privileges of the Gospel, and shared in the same blessings of grace. If salvation had the slightest imput from man no matter how small then man would have something to boast in, but God in His wisdom and Holiness will not share His Glory with man. He alone is the author of salvation, and the provider and sustainer of His children.
1 Chronicles 29:11 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.
Gregory Lane (07/22/2013)