We do not gain peace with God by human effort such as observing commandments, customs, or traditions, but through faith—just like Abraham.

BibleGateway: Galatians 3:1-11

ESV Text: Galatians 3:1-11


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 1:32

     1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? 2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? 4 Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain. 5 He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

     6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. 7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. 8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. 9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. 10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. 11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 370:
My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less

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— Organ Audio

1. My hope is built on nothing less 
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness; 
I dare not trust the sweetest frame, 
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name. 
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; 
All other ground is sinking sand. 

2. When darkness veils His lovely face, 
I rest on His unchanging grace; 
In every high and stormy gale 
My anchor holds within the veil. 
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; 
All other ground is sinking sand. 

3. His oath, His covenant, and blood 
Support me in the whelming flood; 
When every earthly prop gives way, 
He then is all my Hope and Stay. 
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; 
All other ground is sinking sand. 

4. When He shall come with trumpet sound, 
Oh, may I then in Him be found, 
Clothed in His righteousness alone, 
Faultless to stand before the throne! 
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; 
All other ground is sinking sand.