19 For when I tried to keep the law, it condemned me. So I died to the law—I stopped trying to meet all its requirements—so that I might live for God. 20 My old self has been crucified with Christ.[e] It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not treat the grace of God as meaningless. For if keeping the law could make us right with God, then there was no need for Christ to die. ~ Galatians 2:19-21
So many Christian people live so hard to keep the law and look what the Word says about this…. “it condemned me. So I died to the law – I stopped trying to meet all it’s requirements so that I might live for God”
Rules and regulations will never ever save you!! But what does it mean, Jesus also said that He came to fulfill the law? To the Jews the law had come out of control, rules rules rules for everything, for just about every minute of every day. And if you could not fulfill them you were outside the camp. All these rituals and rules were made to bring man closer to God, the religious leaders were the only ones who could have any type of access to God and then they would lead the people…. it became a mess. Jesus came to abolish all that and gave us access to the Holy of Holies through his death and resurrection. The veil was ripped in two allowing EVERYONE to enter freely and boldly.
Yet many still lived by the old laws trying to reach God. This was in the “Christian” church and was a HUGE problem, chapter 2 is about Paul confronting Peter about this very issue and he makes the statement we read in this portion of Scripture.
So,….. you were crucified with Christ and raised to new life with Christ…. you have FULL access to the holy place, face to face with God. LIVE LIKE IT and watch and see what He can and will do!! IT’s an amazing life to live.
Now go out and have an EPIC day today