“Faith Not Works”

Galatians 3:6-14

6 Just as Abraham believed God and it was counted to him as righteousness,

7 so know that those who are of faith, those are sons of Abraham.

8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, proclaimed the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “All the nations will be blessed in you.”

9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with Abraham, the believer.

10 For as many as are of the works of the Law are under a curse, for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not abide by all things written in the book of the law, to do them.”

11 Now that no one is justified by the Law before God is evident, for “The righteous shall live by faith.”

12 However, the Law is not of faith; rather, “He who does them shall live by them.”

13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”—

14 in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.


Referenced Scripture:

Genesis 15:5—6



“The ways of law and faith are mutually exclusive.  To live by law is to live by self-effort and leads inevitably to failure, condemnation, and death.  To live by faith is to respond to God’s grace and leads to justification and eternal life.”  (Dr. John MacArthur)