Galatians – Living by Grace

Summary of Galatians

The Book of Galatians, on the human and personal level, continues to contrast the way of the Judaizers and the way of Paul. But on the immeasurably more important level of doctrine it is an extended series of contrasts between the way of Law and the way of Grace, the way of Works and the way of Faith, the way of Man and the way of God.

Following that same pattern, we also explicitly or implicitly see the contrasts of Hagar/Sarah, Ishmael/Isaac, Children of Satan/Children of God, Commandments/Promise, Wrath/Mercy, Bondage/Freedom, Old Covenant/New Covenant, Sinai/Zion, Present Jerusalem/Jerusalem Above, Fleshly/Spiritual, Rejection/Inheritance, and Lostness/Salvation.

Throughout this letter, and indeed throughout all of Scripture, such contrasts reflect and demonstrate the contrast of the ages: The Way of Satan and the Way of God. But in God’s ultimate and unchangeable plan, Satan and his ways will be destroyed, and only the way of God will remain, forever and ever. Vacillating between the two is unacceptable.

Praise be to the Almighty Lord and may all glory be unto His Majestic Name. Amen