by Richard Sibbes
This book is comprised of a series of sermons on Galatians 2:20 — "And the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me."
This life is a life of faith, for God will try the truth of our faith, so that the world may see that God has such servants as will depend upon His bare word; it were nothing to be a Christian if we should see all here; but God will have His children to live by faith, and take the promise upon His word.
Galatians 2:20 are the words of a man pursued by the law unto Christ, proceeding from the Spirit of Christ; the nature whereof is, to apply generals to particulars. So St Paul here, 'The life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God.' He sees he is dead by the law; therefore he seeks for a better husband. The law finds him dead, and leaves him dead. Thus pursued by the tenor of the law, he flies to Christ, and says, 'I am crucified with Christ,' nevertheless I live. How? 'Yet not I, but Christ liveth in me.'
There be three ranks of men in the world, under which all men may be comprehended.
1. The estate of nature.
2. The estate of men under the spirit of bondage.
3. The estate of grace under the gospel.
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