And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed (Galatians 3:8).

There are at least two important truths in this great verse. First, God is telling us that through Abraham (or the Jewish people) “shall all nations be blessed.” The Jewish people, for the most part, have sadly rejected their Savior, Jesus, and God especially wants to see them saved because they are still His chosen people. In this verse, as well as many others, God tells us as individuals and as a nation, that we must be kind to the Jewish people and then we shall be “blessed.” I believe that one reason that God does not simply destroy America for all its wickedness and perversion is that America is still the great refuge for and champion of the Jewish people and nation. History is littered with examples of what happens to nations that have harmed the Jewish people. If that ever happens here, then America's real problems have just begun.

Second, even more important than God's blessing on this earth, as important as that is, is being blessed for all eternity by being in heaven with God. This verse tells us that we can be justified, which means that we can be viewed by God “just as if I'd never sinned.” How? God tells us “through faith.” Yes, when we take whatever faith we have, whether it is great or small, and remove that faith from ourselves, our good works, our religion, our rituals and place it solely upon Jesus and His shed blood, at that very moment we are “justified” and have gained eternal life. Praise God for this critical directive for successful living in this life and the next