By Faith, or by Works of the Law?
Faith is good, works don't matter.
This is the same old message, faith is good, actually doing stuff is irrelevant.
The Righteous Shall Live by Faith
More of the same
The Law and the Promise
The law of Abraham was not annulled by Christ because it was not really referring to us, it was referring to Christ. The law was there and we followed it for 430 years, it was really just a placeholder until Christ got here. We needed the law for a while to take care of some transgressions but the really just there for the interim. We were held captive under the law until the coming of faith was revealed.
This is another one of those sections that I don't think I fully understand. There is a lot of confusing language in there that may in fact be intentionally confusing. It seems to be trying to answer the question of why we don't need to follow the law anymore when we used to have to, and the tactic it takes is that the law was really only there for Jesus and we just following it for a while. It honestly seems a bit clumsy to me, but again I'm not sure I fully understand.
For the overview post (If you think I should add or remove stuff from this list please let me know, I think it would make good conversation)
3:2-3 Faith is good, works don't matter