Each week Lou Lamothe shares his thoughts on various passages of Scripture. Read and reflect on the passages and commentary. See what God's Word has to offer.

July 3, 2016

Galatians 3: 24
So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. (NIV)

The gift of faith releases us from being slaves to the law and frees us to become loving servants of Jesus Christ. Forced labor, under the penalty of death, becomes willing obedience in the light of abundant grace. The “Cross” secures our birthright and the “Resurrection” make us heirs to the promise of eternal life.

Love in Christ
Lou Lamothe

June 26, 2016

Galatians 3: 23
Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. (NIV)

The law was not given to distinguish between them that do and them that don't; them that will and them that won't; them that can and them that can't live up to all of God's commands.

The law was given as a reflection of our Lord's Holy Perfection and points us in the right direction to find forgiveness for our transgressions.

It is a complete waste of time to seek righteousness of any kind except through faith in the sacrifice of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Love in Christ
Lou Lamothe

June 19, 2016

Galatians 3: 18
For if the inheritance depends on the law, then it no longer depends on a promise; but God in his grace gave it to Abraham through a promise. (NIV)

Are we waiting on God's promise? Waiting for it like we do for special events: marking out each day on the calendar prior to the occasion; waiting for it like a couple waits through the night to be married on their wedding day; waiting for it like a child waits upon his father to take him fishing in the morning?

God has promised us eternal life: His life, His everlasting love and glory.

Question is, are we waiting for Him to fulfill His word in proper expectancy?

Love in Christ
Lou Lamothe

June 12, 2016

Galatians 3: 2
I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by observing the law, or by believing what you heard? (NIV)

God, our Father, approaches near,
Whispering upon the ear:
“I am here.”

God, the Son, incredibly
Reaches out and tenderly
Embraces us lovingly.

God, the Spirit, takes His place:
Fills our hearts with the gift of faith
And the power of amazing grace.

Love in Christ
Lou Lamothe

June 5, 2016

Galatians 2: 9
James, Peter and John, those reputed to be pillars, gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship when they recognized the grace given to me. They agreed that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the Jews. (NIV)

There are countless needs in this world to be addressed; numerous ways for us to help improve the lives of people around us; endless opportunities for us to make use of the “Grace” we have received to share the Gospel of our Savior.

While the work we are called to do, in the love of Christ, varies with the problems to be solved, the message powering each and every ministry is the same: Jesus lives!

Friends, it is the Lord of Life, resurrected from the grave, who binds Christians together in human endeavor and that fact will never change.

Love in Christ
Lou Lamothe

May 29, 2016

Galatians 1: 15-17
But when God, who set me apart from birth and called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not consult any man, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was, but I went immediately into Arabia and later returned to Damascus. (NIV)

We don't need anyone's validation, certification or authorization to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our “Christian” mission, each and every day of our lives, is to make the most of the opportunities God arranges for us to demonstrate His love in practical ways to people who are searching for peace, understanding and acceptance in this world.

Friends, with our Savior to consult us, we can be a blessing to the folks He brings around us.

Love in Christ
Lou Lamothe