Thursday, April 13, 2023

April 13, 2023

This year’s garden is blessing us with produce daily. The green beans, squash, and okra are prolific bloomers and have continually given us food. From just one seed came one plant, producing multiple fruits, and the new seeds were more than I could count; that’s if I were to count them instead of eating them. On top of that, we are about to have more tomatoes, peppers, and peas than we can eat.

Why did God give us the law if it is impossible to keep it? The answer is to show us that we need Jesus. God’s promise to Abraham, “In you shall all the nations be blessed,” came before the law was given, and that promise remains. Abraham’s blessing came to fruition through Jesus; we receive that promise because of him. Jesus is the seed of the promise, and only through faith in him did we become children of God. Our genealogy is not part of it; we are saved only by faith in Jesus. Jesus is the one who is multiplying Abraham’s seeds, and we, the followers of Christ, are the fruit.

Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham. And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith. Galatians 3:7-9

And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise. Galatians 3:29

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