Our Ultimate Motivation
Topic: Galatians Passage: Galatians 5:1–5:12
Everything about the gospel is freedom.
We have been given the freedom of acceptance with God and of access to God through Jesus.
Do not fall back into the mindset that you have to win your acceptance with God by your obedience.
This freedom we have in the gospel can be lost.
Salvation cannot be lost. But the freedom Christ has bought can be lost.
Sinclair Ferguson said,
“It’s not your life and your past that determines your life; it is Christ life and His past that determines your life.”
Paul is saying, “We eagerly wait for what we have.”
It is a powerful assurance and certainty of something.
Tim Keller puts it this way:
“We are as loved by God now as we will be when we are perfectly radiant in heaven.”
Charles Spurgeon said,
“Until you know you are completely saved by grace, you will not have done a single thing for God.”
What is your motivation for obeying God?