Heir of the Promise

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Today’s Bible reading is Galatians 3. In it, Paul asks, who bewitched you into believing this horrible lie? (Galatians 3:1)

Covenant Promise, signed in Jesus' blood

He looks back to Abraham, the father of the Jewish Nation who was justified by his faith, not by obedience to the Law (the Law wasn’t even given for 430 years after Abraham). God promised Abraham that the Holy Spirit would be given through Abraham’s seed. (Galatians 3:16) Seed is singular because it refers to Jesus rather than the people of the Jewish Nation. Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s promise to Abraham. And those who have faith are the true children of Abraham — not those who obey the Law. (Galatians 3:9)


Do you believe? Do you trust in Jesus’ payment for the penalty of your sin? If so, you are a true child of Abraham and an heir of the promise!

God’s promise to Abraham — and his heirs — was signed in the blood of Jesus.
That’s good news! That’s the gospel!