Galatians 5


A tour of Galatians 5 with Ken Boa.

The gospel of grace as opposed to the trap of works-based religiosity finds its clearest exposition in the epistle to the Galatians. There is a natural human tendency to suppose that we can or must earn God’s approval, acceptance, love, or forgiveness through our own effort and achievement.  It is not uncommon, even for those who understand that salvation is a gift of God’s grace through faith in Christ Jesus, to slip into the error of thinking that spiritual growth is primarily a matter of human effort and merit.  Galatians corrects this error by stressing that the same principle that brings about our justification (grace through faith) also brings about our sanctification. When we walk by the Spirit, we are empowered to bear the spiritual fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.



Lord, may I walk in the power of Your Holy Spirit by abiding in Christ Jesus. I desire to display the fruit of the Spirit rather than the deeds of the flesh.

Meditation passage for today: verses 5, 13-14, 16, 22-25

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