Chapter Three, Lesson Three
HAPPY IN FAITH Page
** Who gave the Law to Israel?
** Who gave the promises to Abraham?
God, also! He does not work against Himself, so the Law could never
be considered contrary to the wonderful promises of God.
** What would be the impact on you and me if the Law which was given,
could impart eternal life?
We would be having to work under the heavy burden of earning our own
righteousness while never breaking even one point of the Law. Not a
V.22 ** Well, instead of being capable of earning our own righteousness,
how does Scripture describe humanity's spiritual condition?
It has "...shut up all men under sin..."
cf. Romans 3:9 with 3:23
** Being found to be in this deplorable state, what is there to be happy
The fact that Scripture did not leave us there, but brings us to the
understanding "...that the promise of faith in Jesus Christ might
be given to those who believe." Now that is something you can be
happy about every day.
** Who is Paul aligning us with when he calls us "those who believe"?
From last week, he is saying that we have become like "Abraham,
the believer". (V.9)
** When a sinner comes to understand his or her sinful condition and
accepts the good news of salvation by grace through faith, they have acquired
the "wisdom from above". What are the two sources of wisdom?
That which comes from God or above and that which is earthy, natural
and demonic. To see a portrait of these wisdoms, look with me to James
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