Galatians 3:19-20

Exodus 18

19 What, then, was the purpose of the law? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was put into effect through angels by a mediator. 20 A mediator, however, does not represent just one party; but God is one.

5 responses to “Galatians 3:19-20

  1. In these two verses, we find one of the deeper passages that we have ever studied. You will have to dig deep and to rely on the Spirit for understanding tonight.

    Let us first look at the covenant. This was a promise between Abraham and God that laid out blessings and promises for the seed of Abraham, the Jews.

    Several hundred years later, God laid out the Law, by codifying it with Moses. This was an addition to the Promise, and supplemented the NAtural LAw that each of us is born with. Each of us is born with a moral compass, but the Law deepened the rules and requirements and became a Master to those who lived under it until Grace appeared and fulfilled the Promise and the Law.

    The angels discussed were the heavenly elect who accompanied God when He gave the law and the mediator of the Law is Moses. The Mediator of Grace is Christ and this sets up a contrast and comparison between Moses and Christ and the dispensations that they represented.

    The passage ends with showing the unified nature of God toward man to confirm that the final covenant is for both Jew and Gentile.

  2. First things first that pops to me before we study— What’s the purpose of the Law— I think thats an attitude that we all have and I think of Romans 6:2 – we think because of grace and mercy that we can live the way we want to live and its all good cuz we are saved— Paul knew the people and he knew their sinful nature would pop out and try to excuse themselves from being held to a standard and so he is refuting that…and now to my study brb

  3. mediator— reading this I recognize that Moses was the mediator between God and the people—he was the one that law was given to and the one who delievered to the people and I thought about my position as a pastor and also each one of us as mediators – so me as a pastor

    As a pastor, I have the responsibility of studying the word of God, teaching the Law, the Word and relaying it to the people. I bear this awesome responsibility and heavy weight.

    Everyone is a mediator – I believe that each one of us serve as mediators, the connection between Christ and the unsaved. If we are serving, studying and searching like we should, we are a valuable tool for God to use to reach the lost. We can be the one that speaks and shares the Gospel.

  4. My thoughts about the Law- I believe that the law is not done away with after Christ’s death and resurrection because of the need for a standard and guide book to help us walk this life. Think of the law as a map— first off maps have locations and then roads to get to those locations. The law reveals to us locations – relationship with Christ, eternity in heaven etc. And the law also gives us the directions how to reach those locations.

    God does not want us mindlessly walking the earth just waiting either to die or for his return. He has given us a map on how to live this life and it comes through his Law, His word.

  5. The verses were confusing until I read your posts Ron, my comment on the last the earlier blog I’ll have to rethink a tad bit now that I read this.

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