Heavenly Father, we acknowledged that You are Almighty God, creator of the heavens and the earth. We acknowledged we have sinned against You. Thank You for speaking to us through Your Words, Amen.
Galatians 1: 1-5, Grace and Peace.
V 1-2, 1 Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead), 2 and all the brethren who are with me, to the churches of Galatia:
Galatians began with a greeting from the author Paul and his co-workers, to the churches in the region of Galatia, Antioch, Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe, or modern-day Turkey. Paul was an apostle of Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who resurrected Him from the dead.
V 3, Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ,
Paul pronounced grace and peace to his audience, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace always precedes peace. Reconciliation with God through justification by faith results in peace with God and peace from God. Greek for Lord is “kyrios” which means master. Greek for Jesus is “Iesous” which means God saves. Greek for Christ is “Christos” which means the anointed one or Messiah in Hebrews.
Romans 8:1, “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”.
VV 4-5, 4 who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the punishment of our sins for us, to rescue us from this present evil age, according to the Father’s will. To God be the glory throughout eternity. Amen is a Greek word that means let it be so, or truly.
1 Tim 1:17, “Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen”.
Romans 11:36, “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.”
Philippians 4:20, “Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen.”
Revelation 7:12, saying, “Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen.”
Heavenly Father, thank You for the life of apostle Paul. Thank You for preserving the inspired writings of Paul for our benefit, learning, and edification. Thank You for the profound truth that we are justified by grace alone, by faith alone, and by Christ alone, in Jesus’ name, Amen.