Released From Performance-Based Thinking (Galatians 3:24)

Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

Galatians 3:24 (KJV)

The purpose of the law of Moses was to show us that through our performance we could never come into right standing with God. The law therefore was our schoolmaster to bring us to an end of ourselves and to Christ. Now we are made one hundred percent righteous in the eyes of God—not through anything we have done or could ever do—but simply by receiving Jesus as our righteousness. This releases us from the burden of performance-based thinking and into the joy and peace that comes with living as the sons and daughters of the Most High God.

10 thoughts on “Released From Performance-Based Thinking (Galatians 3:24)

    1. I must say that while I agree with this post, I just now read your beliefs that I found in the menu of your blog site. And from how it reads, it appears that you teach that it’s God’s will for everyone to be healthy and wealthy.
      (I’m not trying to be ugly to you).
      But I feel as though I need to express to you that such is false doctrine, and I encourage you to reconsider that matter.

      In kindness,
      Lee

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      1. Hi Lee, I do believe it is God’s will for Believers to thrive and have victory in every area of life because the Bible includes that as part of the new covenant. To prosper does not mean only financially, but finances are included (I believe this is an area where Satan has been tricking and deceiving people for far too long). Of course godly prosperity is not the same as the world’s definition of prosperity. Prosperity really has nothing to do with money, Luke 16:10 in context states that money is the least in the kingdom. God wants us to have money and use it wisely (in a way that benefits others), but He doesn’t want us to put our trust in money. To prosper means to thrive in every area (relationships, health, peace of mind and heart, etc.) and to have what we need in order to do what God is calling us to do. John said he prays we prosper and be in health, even as our soul is prospering (3 John 2). I know there is a lot of controversy about this in the body of Christ, brother, but if you continue to follow the ministry I will be teaching more on this subject in the near future. We have both an online Bible Study as well as the sermon audios here on the website and those obviously go into much greater detail than the daily devotionals ever could.

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      2. I appreciate your kind response.
        But I know for a fact that the American version of what you’ve said just won’t cut it for an impoverished third world saint.

        Look at Romans 8 for a moment please…

        “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
        18For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”

        And that’s written by mr grace himself, Paul.

        My friend, suffering is a new covenant reality.

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      3. And we won’t be able to do much for an impoverished third world if we’re just barely getting by ourselves. God has put it on our hearts to reach impoverished people all around the world. If you read carefully you will find that all new covenant suffering is talking about persecution, and yet we still have victory even in the midst of persecution. God is not the one making His own children suffer.

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      4. Hi Alex,
        perhaps you misunderstood what I was saying.

        I didn’t mean that God makes His children suffer.

        Suffering is just a reality of living in a fallen world.
        Not God inflicting suffering on His children.

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      5. Absolutely, there is no doubt about that. Suffering will come one way or another when we follow Christ. All I’m saying is that He has already made victory available in those areas of suffering. Thanks for clarifying that, brother. I think oftentimes there might just be misunderstandings and we’re really kind of saying the same thing perhaps just in different ways.

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      6. Oh and one last thing.
        I see you are in Culver city.
        I have been a fan of the old Andy Griffith show for many years. And that T. V. show was filmed in Culver city. The old Mayberry set was in Culver city.

        🤠

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