Galatians 2:21

I do not set aside God’s grace, because if righteousness could come through the law, then Christ died for nothing!

I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”

I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.”

I do not treat the grace of God as meaningless. For if keeping the law could make us right with God, then there was no need for Christ to die.

I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.


If you could gain righteousness through the law, everything in the Old Testament would have been enough. The rules and regulations that were given to Moses, the Ten Commandments, and the Levitical Priesthood atoning for sins would have been enough. However, the law could not save us; it could not make us righteous. Christ’s road to the cross is jam-packed full of purpose and necessity. He knew that we needed Him in order to be right with God; to be saved by grace through faith alone in Christ alone. Jesus is everything! Believe.