DIG for Saturday the 23rd of July…..no room for differences of race, class or gender…..Galatians 3 v 28

Everywhere we look today there are issues and problems revolving around three differences in people; we see issues with race, with class and with gender.

These are the three differences that Paul said should be irrelevant in the church, when he wrote his epistle to the people of Galatia.

He said there is neither Jew nor Greek; this is talking about race, about where we are from, about the colour of our skin.

He said there is neither bond nor free; this is talking about class, about where we live and work, about what we do for a living, about how much money we have.

He said there is neither male nor female; this is talking about our gender.

In Jesus we are all the same, we are human beings, we are believers, we are adopted sons of the Living God and there are no differences now in the Lord.

Yes, we may have different strengths and weaknesses, but these should bring us together rather than push us apart.

We do indeed have different roles and different tasks; these are the individual plans and purposes the Lord has for us and has nothing to do with our race, class or gender.

We are all of Abraham’s seed and are all heirs according to the promise (Galatians 3 v 29).

We are all in Christ and that is what is important now.

The fact that I am a white, working /middle class man has nothing to do with my role in the Kingdom; it is far more important that I am an adopted son of the Living God.

It is important that I see myself as this now.

So how do you see yourself; are you still looking at yourself with regards to the differences Paul says is now irrelevant?

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I am now your adopted son”.

Galatians 3 v 28…..There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus

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DIG for Friday the 22nd of July…..even the Word says “it is written”…..Galatians 3 v 13

As I wrote yesterday, “it is written” is a powerful statement that we as believers can use on a daily basis in our fight against the enemy.

It was not only Jesus that used the phrase “it is written”.

Others used this phrase and actually used it to write more Scripture.

Luke used it as he composed the Book of Acts (Acts 1 v 20, 7 v 42, 13 v 33 15 v 15 and 23 v 5).

Paul used it as he wrote his epistles to the Romans, the Corinthians (1 and 2) and the Galatians (too many references to type out).

The writer to the Hebrews used it (Hebrews 10 v 7).

Peter used “it is written” in his first letter to the church (1 Peter 1 v 16).

What we have to remember is that all Scripture is God breathed, so it is God really who is using the term “it is written” (2 Timothy 3 v 16 and 17).

God is showing us throughout His Word how powerful that Word is.

“It is written”, “the Bible says”, “it says in God’s Word” are phrases that we should be using all day and every day.

These words should be integral parts of our prayers as we use God’s word in that area of our lives.

We can only do this however if we know the Word, if we are studying it and “getting into it”.

As ever, I encourage you to “get into the Word” and see your life changed for the better, see the enemy flee as you speak out and pronounce God’s goodness over your life.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you for your Word and thank you that it is a weapon I can use again and again”.

Galatians 3 v 13…..Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree