“For if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing” (Galatians 2:21)
In other words, if we can get access to being right in God’s eyes by our being right, prim, and proper by doing right actions, by obeying what the rules and regulations of the day tell us. Saying the right thing or not saying or doing the right thing has no bearing on our relationship with the Father, our relationship with the Father is not hindered by our actions, good or bad. If our relationship depends on our actions then how and why Jesus died is of no value to us, it comes to nothing as far as our relationship with God is concerned. Jesus died in vein if we think that we have to add actions to our becoming more right with the Father. “All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the book of the law. Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because, The Righteous will live by faith” (Galatians 3:10-11) “you who are trying to be justified by law, have been alienated from Christ you have fallen away from grace. “(Gal 5:4)
“For if the inheritance depends on the law, then it no longer depends on a promise” (Gal 3:18)
I’ve been around awhile, and seen a thing or two, and learnt a thing or two! (Johnny Cash) and I tell you, that for a lot of my time in the Christian community, I heard mixture, I kept seeking man’s approval, rather than seeking Jesus, and I believe that has caused me to stumble in my walk with Jesus. Man will tell you what you’re doing wrong, and how you can make your walk better. Jesus is who really counts, the bible says, He became wisdom for us, if you need help go to Jesus. No matter what your need, He will help you, the bible says, He is an ever present help in the time of need. Don’t believe everything you hear, go to God’s word and seek truth out for yourself. Study God’s word for yourself, make sure what I am saying is the truth, don’t let man deceive you with flattery and all kinds of fables.
Paul experienced this dilemma with the Galatian church, he had to once more be in the pains of childbirth until Christ be formed in them (Gal 4:19-20) The agitators were about to cause Paul’s converts to be still born (Fee 2007:169)
So what was the purpose of the law, why did God give the law if it doesn’t make us right with the Father? “ It was added because of transgressions, until the seed to whom the promise referred had come.” (Gal 3:19) “The law is not a bad thing, it simply was not intended to replace or do the work of the promise.” (Fee 2007:129) “So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith, Now that faith has come we are no longer under the supervision of the law.” (Gal 3:2-25) The law was used to “hem people in” while they were still under sin’s power until the seed of the promise, Abraham’s true seed would come, Jesus Christ.
We are made right solely on what Jesus did at the cross, there is nothing more that needs to be done. Our right standing is based solely on Jesus sacrifice offered up to the Father, Is His sacrifice accepted by the Father God, if the scripture’s answer is yes, then your relationship is acceptable with the Father through His Son Jesus. Read Hebrews 10:12 “But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God”. We have all we need in Him. He is our Hope, our Shelter, our Rest, our Peace, our Provision. There is no other Way but through JESUS.