If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Thoughts for Today:In Galatians 3:16, Paul told us that God's promises were made to Abraham and his seed singularly -- Jesus: "The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say 'and to seeds,' meaning many people, but 'and to your seed,' meaning one person, who is Christ."
In our passage today, Paul goes on to say that we if we belong to Christ then we are Abraham's seed and "heirs according to the promise". But there is also something more: We are guaranteed the covenant will not be voided by our poor performance. Why? Because the promise was made to Christ, not to us. The point is that if we belong to Jesus, then we are the beneficiaries of His goodness and therefore not reliant upon our own.
We are not of Moses, not of the Law, and thankfully our righteousness is not based on our own performance. If we are in Christ, then we are the seed of Abraham and inheritors through Christ of the promise.
Questions to Ponder:Would you really want to go back to rules and regulations to try and prove your worthiness? God doesn't see us in our sin -- He only sees Jesus. Isn't that great news?