1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. この自由を得させるために、キリストはわたしたちを自由の身にしてくださったのです。だから、しっかりしなさい。奴隷の軛に二度とつながれてはなりません。2 Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all. 3 Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law.4 You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from Grace.律法によって義とされようとするなら、あなたがたはだれであろうと、キリストとは縁もゆかりもない者とされ、いただいた恵みも失います。5 But by faith we eagerly await through the Spirit the righteousness for which we hope. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.わたしたちは、義とされた者の希望が実現することを、“霊”により、信仰に基づいて切に待ち望んでいるのです。キリスト・イエスに結ばれていれば、割礼の有無は問題ではなく、愛の実践を伴う信仰こそ大切です。7 You were running a good race. Who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth?13 You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature, rather serve one another in Love.兄弟たち、あなたがたは、自由を得るために召し出されたのです。ただ、この自由を、肉に罪を犯させる機会とせずに、愛によって互いに仕えなさい。14 The entire law is summed up in a single command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
Divine Weapons: 2 Cor 10:4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.Prayer: Eph 6:18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.Salvation: Eph 6:17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.In the Name of The Lord: 1 Samuel 17:45 David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied."The Word: Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.The Blood of the Lamb: Rev 12:11 They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.Light: Romans 13:12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.