Do you know the real reason why Jesus came?
We have been looking at these “Christmas” verses in Galatians and they tell us why Jesus came.
He did not come to deal with our sin; that was one of the things that He had to do in order to fulfil His mission.
He came so that we could be justified by faith, He came for our righteousness, and He came so that we could come into the family of God.
He came to redeem us so that we could be adopted as sons of God (Galatians 4 v 5).
Here is the real “reason for the season”, right in the middle of Galatians.
He came for you and you are the reason for the season.
Yes, He died for your sin in a sense but that was what He had to do to achieve His ultimate mission, in reality He died for your righteousness.
He died, dealt with sin and was raised again so that you could be saved, made righteous, justified by faith and come into the family as an adopted son.
This is the real meaning of Christmas.
Christmas is not about stables, stars and wise men; it is about the King of the Universe coming in human form, born of a virgin and born under the law, so that you could be adopted by God as a son.
And there it is in black and white right in the middle of Galatians, not a passage that we normally see as the Christmas narrative.
I hope you now read this short passage in Galatians in a new light.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the coming of Jesus and thank you that His mission was to put in place my salvation”.
Galatians 4 v 4 and 5…..But when the fullness of time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem then that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons