June 1, 2020 – Galatians 5:5-6

For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love. Galatians 5:5-6.

The God who sent Jesus Christ to earth to give us freedom, the gift  from slavery to sin, keeps calling us to the truth.

“Outside of the cross of Jesus Christ, there is no hope in this world.  The cross and the resurrection at the core of the Gospel is the only hope for humanity”…Ravi Zacharias. 

There is no division between God the Father and God the Son.  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know Him and have seen Him.”  John 14:6-7. 

What is the whole law to achieve peace, and love one another?  Loving our neighbor as ourselves, is the key. This is possible when we believe in Jesus.

“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.”  John 14:12.  “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”  John 14:15.

The 1955 lyrics of this song by Jill & Sy Miller reminds us where love begins…

Let there be peace on earth, And let it begin with me
Let There Be Peace on Earth, The peace that was meant to be
With God as our Father, Brothers all are we
Let me walk with my brother, In perfect harmony.

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Galations 5:13-14.

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