Aligning Our Lives with the Gospel
17 But if, while seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have also been found sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin? May it never be!18 For if I rebuild what I have once destroyed, I prove myself to be a transgressor. 19 For through the Law I died to the Law, so that I might live to God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. 21 I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly.”
Shocking! Peter the apostle caves into peer pressure and ends up splitting the church and distorting the gospel. Paul confronts him by calling him back to the gospel. This amazing passage gives us two truths that should shape our lives – justified in Christ and joined to Christ.