May Grace Go With Us
Main Point: The message of the cross propels us toward Christ centered, grace rooted living.
Paul’s burden (v. 11)
Paul’s battle (v. 12-13)
Paul’s boasting (v. 14-16)
Paul’s suffering (v. 17)
Paul’s benediction (v. 18)
“Galatians exists for grace. It begins with grace (1:3), and it ends with grace (6:18). But the grace of Galatians is costly, not cheap. For it propels us toward gospel-rooted living, which means boasting in the cross of Christ alone. Is your life rooted in God’s grace as found in Christ’s cross? Are you looking there for every good thing in life and for eternity? If you are, then you can bank on this: “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [will] be with your spirit, brothers” (v. 18).” - Todd Wilson, Galatians: Gospel Centered Living
11 See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. 12 It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13 For even those who are circumcised do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh. 14 But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15 For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. 16 And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.
17 From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.
18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen. (ESV)