Jesus Gives Us Favor With God
Galatians 5: 4 says “you who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen from grace.” The people who fall from grace are not the ones who overtly sin. It’s those who try to live by the ten commandments to gain God’s favor. Anyone who starts by believing in Jesus for favor, and then tries to sustain that favor through good works is foolish. Paul told the Galatians they were foolish to try to gain God’s favor by human effort. If you're trying to gain God’s favor by daily checking off the "Big 10" or by checking off your personal list of good things, you’ve fallen from grace. Look to Jesus, and Jesus only for favor. If you’ve got Jesus, you’ve got all you need for God’s favor.