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We must always be on our guard against work-righteousness (gaining God’s favor by human effort). We are justified by faith in Christ.

BibleGateway: Galatians 3:1-9

ESV Text: Galatians 3:1-9

KJV Text:

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     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.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 383:
Seek Where Ye may to Find a Way

— Organ Audio

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1. Seek where ye may To find a way 
That leads to your salvation; 
My heart is stilled, On Christ I build, 
He is the one Foundation. 
His Word is sure, His works endure; 
He doth o’erthrow My every foe; 
Through Him I more than conquer. 

2. Seek whom ye may To be your stay; 
None can redeem his brother. 
All helpers failed, This Man prevailed, 
The God-man, and none other. 
Our Servant-Lord Did help afford; 
We’re justified, For He hath died, 
The Guiltless for the guilty. 

3. Seek Him alone, Who did atone, 
Who did your souls deliver; 
Yea, seek Him first, All ye who thirst 
For grace that faileth never. 
In every need Seek Him indeed; 
To every heart He will impart 
His blessings without measure. 

4. My heart’s Delight, My Crown most bright, 
Thou, Jesus, art forever. 
Nor wealth nor pride Nor aught beside 
Our bond of love shall sever. 
Thou art my Lord; Thy precious Word 
Shall be my guide, Whate’er betide. 
Oh, teach me, Lord, to trust Thee! 

5. Hide not from me, I ask of Thee, 
Thy gracious face and favor. 
Though floods of woe Should o’er me flow, 
My faith shall never waver. 
From pain and grief Grant sweet relief; 
For tears I weep, Lord, let me reap 
Thy heavenly joy and glory.