Reading Galatians With Charles Spurgeon


Day 6: Galatians 3:7-9

Faith Has the Golden Key of the Ivory Palaces

Spurgeon’s note on 3:7

There is no communion with God except by faith, without which we cannot ever please God. The favorites of heaven are in every case people who believe in God. Faith has the golden key of the ivory palaces. Faith opens the secret chambers of communion to those who love her. The works of the law bring no nearness to God. When we are under a sense of backsliding, when we feel unworthy to be called God’s child, when we have erred and strayed from his ways like lost sheep, we must not rush like a madman to the law, for that would be to leap into the fire, but still say, “Lord. I believe in you. As a sinner I trust the sinner’s substitute.”