Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
This was what God said: 'His descendants will be strangers, living in a foreign land, and they will be enslaved and misused for four hundred years,
To take an illustration, brothers, from daily life: even a human agreement, once ratified, no one annuls or alters.
So an earlier regulation is abrogated because it was poor and ineffective
Is the Law then contrary to God's promises? By no means. For if a law had been given that could have brought life, uprightness would really have come through law.
For the promise made to Abraham and his descendants that the world should belong to him did not come to him or his descendants through the Law, but through the uprightness that resulted from his faith.
For when God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to make oath by, he did so by himself,
You people who propose to be made upright by law have finished with Christ; you have lost your hold upon God's favor.
What if some of them have shown a lack of faith? Can their lack of it nullify the faithfulness of God?
1 Corinthians 1:17
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the good news??ut not with fine language, or the cross of Christ might seem an empty thing.
As he promised our forefathers To have mercy on Abraham and his descendants forever!"