February 23, 2017
The February study from the WELCA magazine Gather is written about the 3rd chapter of Galatians. The focus is on law and gospel (mostly gospel), or as author Kathryn A. Kleinhans writes using Martin Luther’s words from the Apology of the Augsburg Confession written in 1531, article IV, law and promise. She writes: “Laws, by definition, require something from us, while a promise offers something to us. In Luther’s words, “the law demands: ‘Do this!’ The promise grants: ‘Accept this!’” And then, “…God is one who can and does keep promises!”
The good news is the gospel. The promise is God’s love and acceptance. And yes, God can and does keep promises. Thanks be to God!!! What wonderful news!! And how wonderful to think and talk about with the faithful women in WELCA circles!