MONDAY, JANUARY 6
Scripture: Galatians 3:26-29
The amazing thing about studying our inheritance in the New Covenant is that our inheritance is built on four previous covenants, all of which contribute mightily. In Galatians 3 we have the first foundation stone. We are told in this passage, “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” What changes from the Old Covenant to the New? One thing that changes is that in Christ there is neither male nor female, so telling women they can’t minister destroys their inheritance. Beware of Pharisees! The first thing we see in this New Covenant is that there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female. We are all one in Christ! How is that for a perfect equality! Are the Jewish people no longer God’s favorites? Are we Gentiles equal to Jews in Christ? The New Covenant guarantees our inheritance from Abraham’s covenant. Is there any part of that that deals with surrender? God asked Abraham to offer up his son. That is the ultimate surrender! I know parents who have walked this path and continue to hold fast to God neither cursing nor rejecting Him! How are we handling the sacrifices of life?