Up next: Galatians 2:11-21.
In the selection of Bible passages, I am following the lead of Lisa Nichols Hickman. She offers suggestions at the end of each chapter in her book Writing in the Margins. I have to admit that it causes a little cognitive dissonance to journal Paul’s declaration that he is dead to the law immediately after reflecting how blessed we are when we meditate on God’s law (Psalm 1).
But these words are coming from the pen of Paul, and I think I can safely say that there are very few who walked this earth that took more delight in the law than Paul, so when he says he died to the law so that he could live for God what he’s saying is that EVERYTHING he had devoted his life and energy to studying and living can’t begin compare to what Christ accomplished on the cross. Reading this passage brings out my inner Calvinist.