1. Galatians 3:8 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What does it mean for Scripture to foresee?

Galatians 3:8 (ESV)

8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.”

The term Scripture foresaw is equivalent to saying, The Lord of Scripture determined.1 The thing foreseen is that faith in God and not works of the law would be the means by which sinful people are justified.2