Galatians 5

Jesus is enough! There is nothing that needs to be added to His sacrifice. That’s why Paul’s preaching of the cross was offensive to Jews. And if you try to make one part of it necessary (like circumcision), then you make keeping the whole law necessary. Paul realizes that some might think that being free from the law would cause us to be immoral, but the law could never make us righteous. Remember Romans 7:8? “But sin, seizing the opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of wrong desires. For apart from the law, sin is dead.” The best the law could do was to show us what sin was. It was our guardian until Christ (3:24). Now that we have the Spirit, we can follow God and love each other. In fact, the Spirit does what the law couldn’t! It produces the fruit of righteousness in our lives: “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

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