Daily Devotions


Day 51

"The Gentiles in Christ Jesus..."

Text: Galatians 3:14b


There is no question about the fact that God bestowed a great blessing upon Abraham. These blessings were put into a framework of a covenant. The Abrahamic Covenant was mentioned a number of times in the Book of Genesis (Genesis 12, 15, 18, 22).


Paul sought to explore this thought in the following text.

That the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus,
that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Galatians 3:14

1. Were Gentiles included in the blessing of Abraham?

a) To the Judaizers
The answer was simply “No!”
b) To the apostle
The answer was a forthright “Yes!”

2. God had planned to bless Gentiles

a) This was intimated in the Abrahamic covenant.
b) The families of the world was an obvious reference to Gentiles (the nations).

3. How would Gentiles benefit from the Abrahamic covenant?

a) Through the Lord Jesus Christ.
b) He would be ushering in the New Covenant.
c) The Gentiles who believe in the Lord Jesus would receive the blessing of Abraham.

4. “That we might receive the promise of the Spirit”

a) The Holy Spirit is without doubt the greatest blessing that God can bestow.
b) The promise of the Spirit was given by the Lord Jesus Christ.
c) Both Jews and Gentiles may receive the Holy Spirit.

5. “Through faith”

a) Faith would be the common denominator.
b) The blessings received through faith.
i) Justification
ii) The Holy Spirit
iii) The blessing of Abraham