Believe the Promise

Noah built an ark in the middle of nowhere and no where near the sea. Abraham trusted God that he would have a child even though Sarah was too old. We need to believe God’s promises as well.

Gal. 3:9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with Abraham, the believer.

Gal. 3:14 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.

No one can receive the promises by works of the flesh because the flesh never fails to go wrong. But faith, trust, belief go right. The Spirit within imprints the way of life and the power to do it. The Spirit is the mind and character of God.

Gal. 3:15 ¶ Brethren, I speak in terms of human relations: even though it is only a man’s covenant, yet when it has been ratified, no one sets it aside or adds conditions to it.
Gal. 3:16 Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as referring to many, but rather to one, “And to your seed,” that is, Christ.

Gal. 3:17 What I am saying is this: the Law, which came four hundred and thirty years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise.

The law is elucidated in Deut 12 and several chapters thereafter.

Heb. 7:18 For, on the one hand, there is a setting aside of a former commandment because of its weakness and uselessness

JFB: a repealing of the commandment — ordaining the Levitical priesthood.

The Levites judged the people according the law (not the commandments, the love of God is keeping the 10 built into the creation or the creation built upon).

Psa. 110:4 ¶             The LORD has sworn and will not change His mind,
            “You are a priest forever
            According to the order of Melchizedek.”

Heb. 6:20 where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

Gal. 3:18 For if the inheritance is based on law, it is no longer based on a promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by means of a promise.

Rom. 4:13 ¶ For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith.
Rom. 4:14 For if those who are of the Law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise is nullified;
Rom. 4:15 for the Law brings about wrath, but where there is no law, there also is no violation.
Rom. 4:16 ¶ For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all,

For the promise, etc. — This is merely an enlargement of the foregoing reasoning, applying to the law what had just been said of circumcision. that he should be the heir of the world — or, that “all the families of the earth should be blessed in him.” was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law — in virtue of obedience to the law. but through the righteousness of faith — in virtue of his simple faith in the divine promises.

James 2:22 You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected;

Noah’s, Abraham’s,  Moses’s Works

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