The following is a guest post by Don.
In the Bible one word can change everything. In Galatians 3:16, one letter changes everything. “To Abraham were the promises spoken and to his seed. He does not say, ‘And to the seeds,’ as concerning many, but as concerning one: ‘And to your seed,’ who is Christ.”
Here God’s promise was not spoken to a multitude of individuals but to one specific descendent of Abraham, Jesus Christ. Certainly He is qualified to receive God’s promised blessing, but where does the singular word “seed” leave us?
Fortunately Galatians 3:26-29 answers this question: “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ….you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are of Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, heirs according to promise.”
Faith and the reality (not the ritual) of baptism bring us into an organic union with Christ. Thus we become men “of Christ” and hence we are part of the corporate “Abraham’s seed.” As a result, in Christ we inherit God’s promised blessing!