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Galatians 6:16-18

Sunday we will wrap up Galatians – 26 weeks of careful and prayerful study! 

The last paragraph is short so we will have time to do some needed review. So many lessons and powerful contrasts – law and grace, faith and works, sons and servants, sowing and reaping. We read of Abraham and Moses as well as much about Christ. Nothing rang so loudly as the quote from Habakkuk 2:4 - “The just shall live by faith!” Paul quoted this in Gal 3:11 and in Romans 1:17 and it is found in Hebrews 10:38. This trilogy is clearly seen in this short outline from Charles Swindoll:

The Just shall live by Faith. Who are "the just"? The Epistle to the Romans is the definitive answer to that dilemma (Cf. Romans 1:17).

The Just shall live by Faith. How should they live? Galatians is the guide; a release from the bondage of religious externalism (Cf. Galatians 3:11).

The Just shall live by Faith. By what "faith"? Hebrews elaborates this head on (Cf. Hebrews 10:38). - from Insight for Living Minsitries

This collection of 4 verses changed the life of Martin Luther so much that he spoke boldly of the short book: Galatians is "my own little epistle. I have betrothed myself to it; it is my Katie von Vora (his wife)." While I cannot say that – we have been dating steadily for the past 6 months! Come Sunday for the wrap up and conclusion – there are few things I find more exciting than to announce 'chapter last' and 'verse last'!

See you Sunday!

Mike Burt