Galatians 3:15-18 The Passion Translation (TPT)
The Law versus God’s Promises
15 Beloved friends, let me use an illustration that we can all understand. Technically, when a contract is signed, it can’t be changed after it has been put into effect; it’s too late to alter the agreement.[a]
16 Remember the royal proclamation[b] God spoke over Abraham and to Abraham’s child? God said that his promises were made to pass on to Abraham’s “Child,”[c] not children. And who is this “Child?” It’s the Son of promise, Jesus, the anointed Messiah!
17–18 This means that the covenant between God and Abraham was fulfilled in Messiah and cannot be altered. Yet the written law was not even given to Moses until 430 years later, after God had “signed” his contract with Abraham! The law, then, doesn’t supersede the promise[d] since the royal proclamation was given before the law.[e]
If that were the case, it would have nullified what God said to Abraham. We receive all the promises because of the Promised One—not because we keep the law!