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September, 17 2021
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Daily Devotional

If you were called upon to write out all that God has done for you, could you? Have you taken the time to reflect upon the victories that God has produced in your life? Have you assessed the change that God has made in your life?

One key way to make sure that we don’t walk away from God is to constantly remind ourselves of who God is and what He has done for us. When we acknowledge who God is, we call that worship. When we identify the things that God has done for us, we call it praise. Each day we should spend time in worship and praise to God so that we don’t take Him for granted.

This is the source of real peace: “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” Keep your mind saturated in the love and goodness of God, then you will remain in a state of peace no matter what happens in your life!

September 16
Old Testament
New Testament

Galatians 3:10-22

10 But those who depend on the law to make them right with God are under his curse, for the Scriptures say, “Cursed is everyone who does not observe and obey all the commands that are written in God’s Book of the Law.”a] 11 So it is clear that no one can be made right with God by trying to keep the law. For the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.”b] 12 This way of faith is very different from the way of law, which says, “It is through obeying the law that a person has life.”c]

13 But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”d]14 Through Christ Jesus, God has blessed the Gentiles with the same blessing he promised to Abraham, so that we who are believers might receive the promisede] Holy Spirit through faith.

The Law and God’s Promise

15 Dear brothers and sisters,f] here’s an example from everyday life. Just as no one can set aside or amend an irrevocable agreement, so it is in this case. 16 God gave the promises to Abraham and his child.g] And notice that the Scripture doesn’t say “to his children,h]” as if it meant many descendants. Rather, it says “to his child”—and that, of course, means Christ. 17 This is what I am trying to say: The agreement God made with Abraham could not be canceled 430 years later when God gave the law to Moses. God would be breaking his promise. 18 For if the inheritance could be received by keeping the law, then it would not be the result of accepting God’s promise. But God graciously gave it to Abraham as a promise.

19 Why, then, was the law given? It was given alongside the promise to show people their sins. But the law was designed to last only until the coming of the child who was promised. God gave his law through angels to Moses, who was the mediator between God and the people.20 Now a mediator is helpful if more than one party must reach an agreement. But God, who is one, did not use a mediator when he gave his promise to Abraham.

21 Is there a conflict, then, between God’s law and God’s promises?i] Absolutely not! If the law could give us new life, we could be made right with God by obeying it. 22 But the Scriptures declare that we are all prisoners of sin, so we receive God’s promise of freedom only by believing in Jesus Christ.

Footnotes

  1. 3:10 Deut 27:26.
  2. 3:11 Hab 2:4.
  3. 3:12 Lev 18:5.
  4. 3:13 Deut 21:23 (Greek version).
  5. 3:14 Some manuscripts read the blessing of the.
  6. 3:15 Greek Brothers.
  7. 3:16a Greek seed; also in 3:16c, 19. See notes on Gen 12:7 and 13:15.
  8. 3:16b Greek seeds.
  9. 3:21 Some manuscripts read and the promises?
Psalm

Psalm 61

For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by stringed instruments.

O God, listen to my cry!
    Hear my prayer!
From the ends of the earth,
    I cry to you for help
    when my heart is overwhelmed.
Lead me to the towering rock of safety,
    for you are my safe refuge,
    a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me.
Let me live forever in your sanctuary,
    safe beneath the shelter of your wings! Interlude

For you have heard my vows, O God.
    You have given me an inheritance reserved for those who fear your name.
Add many years to the life of the king!
    May his years span the generations!
May he reign under God’s protection forever.
    May your unfailing love and faithfulness watch over him.
Then I will sing praises to your name forever
    as I fulfill my vows each day.

Proverbs

Proverbs 23:17-18

17 Don’t envy sinners,
    but always continue to fear the Lord.
18 You will be rewarded for this;
    your hope will not be disappointed.

Old Testament
New Testament

Galatians 3:10-22

10 But those who depend on the law to make them right with God are under his curse, for the Scriptures say, “Cursed is everyone who does not observe and obey all the commands that are written in God’s Book of the Law.”a] 11 So it is clear that no one can be made right with God by trying to keep the law. For the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.”b] 12 This way of faith is very different from the way of law, which says, “It is through obeying the law that a person has life.”c]

13 But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”d]14 Through Christ Jesus, God has blessed the Gentiles with the same blessing he promised to Abraham, so that we who are believers might receive the promisede] Holy Spirit through faith.

The Law and God’s Promise

15 Dear brothers and sisters,f] here’s an example from everyday life. Just as no one can set aside or amend an irrevocable agreement, so it is in this case. 16 God gave the promises to Abraham and his child.g] And notice that the Scripture doesn’t say “to his children,h]” as if it meant many descendants. Rather, it says “to his child”—and that, of course, means Christ. 17 This is what I am trying to say: The agreement God made with Abraham could not be canceled 430 years later when God gave the law to Moses. God would be breaking his promise. 18 For if the inheritance could be received by keeping the law, then it would not be the result of accepting God’s promise. But God graciously gave it to Abraham as a promise.

19 Why, then, was the law given? It was given alongside the promise to show people their sins. But the law was designed to last only until the coming of the child who was promised. God gave his law through angels to Moses, who was the mediator between God and the people.20 Now a mediator is helpful if more than one party must reach an agreement. But God, who is one, did not use a mediator when he gave his promise to Abraham.

21 Is there a conflict, then, between God’s law and God’s promises?i] Absolutely not! If the law could give us new life, we could be made right with God by obeying it. 22 But the Scriptures declare that we are all prisoners of sin, so we receive God’s promise of freedom only by believing in Jesus Christ.

Footnotes

  1. 3:10 Deut 27:26.
  2. 3:11 Hab 2:4.
  3. 3:12 Lev 18:5.
  4. 3:13 Deut 21:23 (Greek version).
  5. 3:14 Some manuscripts read the blessing of the.
  6. 3:15 Greek Brothers.
  7. 3:16a Greek seed; also in 3:16c, 19. See notes on Gen 12:7 and 13:15.
  8. 3:16b Greek seeds.
  9. 3:21 Some manuscripts read and the promises?
Psalm

Psalm 61

For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by stringed instruments.

O God, listen to my cry!
    Hear my prayer!
From the ends of the earth,
    I cry to you for help
    when my heart is overwhelmed.
Lead me to the towering rock of safety,
    for you are my safe refuge,
    a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me.
Let me live forever in your sanctuary,
    safe beneath the shelter of your wings! Interlude

For you have heard my vows, O God.
    You have given me an inheritance reserved for those who fear your name.
Add many years to the life of the king!
    May his years span the generations!
May he reign under God’s protection forever.
    May your unfailing love and faithfulness watch over him.
Then I will sing praises to your name forever
    as I fulfill my vows each day.

Proverbs

Proverbs 23:17-18

17 Don’t envy sinners,
    but always continue to fear the Lord.
18 You will be rewarded for this;
    your hope will not be disappointed.

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