For the grace of God has appeared. What a wonderful passage – a distillation of New Testament theology and especially the Doctrine of Grace.
The apostle Paul, having rebuked the insistence of some (Jewish believers) that the Gentile believers needed to be circumcised (males) and to follow dietary laws and their liturgical calendar, now takes on another question.
If the law can’t save, what is its purpose?
Galatians 3:19 (ESV) 19 Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made, and it was put in place through angels by an intermediary.