Galatians 6:18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.

Greg smiling

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit: which is his concluding benediction and usual salutation and token in all his epistles: he wishes that more gifts of grace might be bestowed upon them; that the Gospel of the grace of God might be continued with them; that the love of Christ might be shed abroad in their hearts; that they might receive out of his fullness grace for grace; that there might be an increase of grace in their souls. Paul is letting us know He feels unsettled with these Galatians, knowing some are still on the edge. So Paul shows His concerns, for these people praying the God would give them even more Grace, to keep them in the truth, to put a hedge of protection around them. He knows the wolves are out among the sheep. But Paul knows also the a sovereign God will protect His own. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. ( Romans 8;30)  There is no space or doubt no if’s between any of these verbs. Paul was inspired to write this also. This has been an enlightening study, the stripped down raw gospel is made clear, that works of the flesh are of no avail, the old system of sacrifice observing the law, and circumcision have passed, the new has come.

Gregory Lane