Thoughts on Galatians 5

Jesus came to save us, to free us. So stand firm – we are no longer slaves to sin.

Without Jesus, sin was master over us. We were powerless to say no, we had to work our way to forgiveness. It was impossible.

Jesus came and paid the price for forgiveness, so that we are no longer required to work for our freedom – all we have to do is to accept his gift.

And what do we do with this freedom? Paul says, “through love serve one another”

“For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” “(Galatians 5:14 ESV)

Jesus also came to give us power against temptation by His example and through His Spirit in us.

How do we tap into this power? By walking in step with the Holy Spirit.

“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” (Galatians 5:16 ESV)

“If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.” (Galatians 5:25 ESV)

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