I am in Galatians again this week.
Scripture: My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not treat the grace of God as meaningless. For if keeping the law could make us right with God, then there was no need for Christ to die. Galatians 2: 20, 21
Observation: Christians put aside the old self, that strives to achieve merit with God by following the law. But, the law cannot make us righteous. If it could, then Jesus did not need to die. The law points out our sin. Christ’s death removes our guilt from these sins.
Application: I need to remember that Christ lives in me. Remember this daily. There are too many times where my actions could show that I maybe do treat God’s grace as meaningless.
Prayer: Dear Lord, You died for me. Help me to fully grasp this and live each day full of faith for you.