Justified by Honesty about Dependence

The One Year Bible reading from Galatians for today explains that “… the law was our tutor, to lead us to Christ so that we might be justified by honesty about dependence. But after honesty about dependence has come, we are no longer under a tutor, for you are all sons of God through honesty about dependence.” Notice how the Psalm for today tells us what we find once the law has led us to Him: “… from Him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.”

NOTE: “Honesty about dependence” is translating the Greek word “pistis,” typically translated “faith,” “belief,” or “trust.” The human ego has succeeded in reversing the meaning of “pistis,” by making faith, believing, and trust a person’s work. For example, “You have to put your faith in God.” But “pistis” is the opposite of our work; it is God’s work, which is effective when we rest in it (Romans 4:1-16; John 6:29; Matthew 11:28 – 12:8).