Sometimes you have to take a look back. It is kind of like using the side mirrors or the rearview mirror on your car to see who is behind you or to see where you have been.
That is interesting. When we know where we have been, it is easier to know where we are going. Back up for a minute and read this passage of Scripture, but as you read take note of the things that God says are true about you.
Galatians 3:23-29 NLT
Before the way of faith in Christ was available to us, we were placed under guard by the law. We were kept in protective custody, so to speak, until the way of faith was revealed. 24 Let me put it another way. The law was our guardian until Christ came; it protected us until we could be made right with God through faith. 25 And now that the way of faith has come, we no longer need the law as our guardian. 26 For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus.27 And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes. 28 There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you.
These things became true in the past, but these things are also true in the future. They can be and must be held on to. They must be believed. God can be trusted.
The law is real, but it is taken care of or removed. The way of faith removed the way of the law. We are God’s children. Nothing changes that. We are heirs just like Abraham. The promises of God are ours.
Don’t believe the lies. Don’t be tempted to belittle God or faith or His church. There is more for you and for me. It is good to take a look backward and remember what remains true.