Speaker: Lukus Counterman - In the flow of Galatians, Paul has established that we are saved, justified, and redeemed only by faith in the gracious work of Christ and not through any righteousness of our own. He has stated and restated the fact that salvation is based on faith, not works of the law. So the natural question that a careful reader would ask at this point in Galatians 3:15-25 is how the law fits. If we are “free from the law,” does that mean we don’t have to obey the law of God?1 If we are always and only saved by Christ’s performance and not our own, why should we strive to live a holy life? Do we have any remaining obligation to keep God’s law in an era of grace? These questions are addressed in the text this morning. May the Lord guide us as we seek to understand God’s promise, God’s law, and a gospel-rooted life.