“And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise”
The third privilege Christians have is that they are special “heirs” of God.
And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed,
Christians belong to Abraham’s seed. The running battle in Galatians had to do with whether Gentiles must become Jews in order to be saved. Paul says that Christians are Abraham’s seed at the point they placed their faith in Christ. This flew in the face of the Judaizers who demanded a Christian must become a Jew as well as a Christian in order to be accepted by God.
The Christian receives eternal life, not temporal life, at the point of salvation (John 6:47; 10:27, 28; Romans 6:23; Hebrews 5:8, 9; 9:12).
according to the promise
The words “according to the promise” are the emphatic words of this verse. Just as Abraham received eternal life by faith, so we receive eternal life by claiming God’s promise of salvation. We are one with Old Testament believers.
The promise of grace made to Abraham (Ga 3:16,17) comes alike to anyone who trusts Christ’s cross for salvation. No one can work his way to heaven. All must come the same way – by the pure, unadulterated, sovereign grace of God.
God gives us eternal security at the point of our salvation.
God gives us eternal security because salvation depends on the power of God (John 10:29; Romans 8:31-32, 38,39) and on the promises of God (John 3:16-36; 5:24). God’s love (Romans 5:6-10) and immutability (2 Timothy 2:12,13) guarantee our eternal security. He has the power to deliver salvation for us (John 10:29; Romans 8:31-39). He preserves it for us (1 Peter 1:4,5; Jude 1, 24). He will never condemn the Christian (Romans 8:1; Ephesians 1:3; 2:6) because our Defense Attorney defends our case (Hebrews 9:24; 7:25; 1 John 2:1,2). The indwelling Holy Spirit seals our salvation (Ephesians 1:13,14; 4:30).
Our verse says that it is impossible to become unborn once we are born spiritually (Galatians 3:26). God will complete His work of salvation in us (Philippians 1:6; Hebrews 12:2). It does not depend on us but upon Him.
Praise be name of the Lord for his unfailing love. I am so blessed to understand the background of the verse while Paul delivers the message to the Galatians and to understand that through faith In Jesus, I become part of God's promises.
This Abraham seed issue is outside the covenant of Israel
Is about the gentiles must believe in Christ in other to be saved
This is my morning devotion this morning I read this chapter over and over and at some point in time we must grab hold of what the holy spirit is telling us through the scripture he is saying we are Abraham’s descendants and we having faith in God that through his son Jesus death on the cross we can become one with God the Father Son and Holy Ghost what a joy what a blessing it’s a new revelation in my life this morning I clearly see now that by faith in Jesus I am his daughter. I will live the life of royalty of a daughter of Christ. Both spiritually and physically amen praise the Lord hallelujah.