Paul is writing to counter the false teachings of the Judaizers, who were teaching that Gentiles must first become Jewish proselytes and submit to Mosaic law BEFORE they could become Christians. Read through Galatians and see the passion of Paul as he thunders the truth!
He begins with this reminder:
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age. . . But when he who had set me apart before I was born and who called me by His grace was pleased to reveal His son to me...
Delightful thought! Jesus gave Himself for ME, to deliver ME from this present evil age. God set ME apart, called ME, and revealed His son to ME, so that I might do the work He planned for ME. I was called by God's grace, just like Paul was. I live a life of grace and peace, just like Paul did.
Pray with me:
You set me apart and called me by Your grace.
You revealed Your SON to me - the Only Holy One- the Only One who could deliver me
from my own sin
and from this present evil age.
In You we delight.
In You we hope.
In You we trust.
We acknowledge that You have all authority
and all power
over our lives
over our circumstances
over our relationships.
We are Your slaves - But You are the Perfect Master.
We are the Redeemed - Bought with the Precious Blood of Christ.
We are the Forgiven - Adopted into Your Family.
We are Joint Heirs with Christ - Oh, Blessed thought!
Let us live in the light of that truth
and walk in the light of that grace,
with confidence in our Father
and trust in our Brother,
and faith in the guidance of the Holy Spirit.In the blessed name of Jesus we pray. Amen.