DOWNLOAD PDF: A REVIEW ON THE 5TH CHAPTER OF PAUL'S LETTER TO THE GALATIANS


Verse 1:

The root essence of our salvation through Christ is for the freedom of every man that
chooses to believe in the redemptive plan of God in Jesus Christ.
The verse talks further about the necessity of believers taking heed to the consciousness
of that freedom, seeing to it that they do not live a life opposing the freedom which they
have attained from sin through Christ.

For he who is called by the Lord as a slave is the Lord’s freedman. Likewise he who iscalled as a free man is Christ’s slave – 1 Corinthians 7:22 hcsb

Whoever is being saved in the lord is free from the old self. Yet, upon being free, such is
bound by necessity to be bonded to the life of Christ, living just as Christ is fulfilling the
declaration of Galatians 2:19-21

19 For through the law I have died to the law, so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ
20 and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died for nothing.

Verse 2.

Paul exhorts the church of believers to see to it that as they are being saved by grace and
made to have their salvation by the same, they are to see to it that they stop living as if it
were the laws that did the saving.

 Freedom has been given from the law and choosing to not let go of the terms, strictures and conditions and the lordship of the laws of man is simply declaring that the salvation which came by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ unto the releasing of gifts to the church is not sufficient enough to save.

It means, subconsciously denying the power of the existence and rulership Christ in our lives. Which connotes also that we do not want to be part with Him since He is not sufficient. But, it is untrue and for this cause, everyone who lives as such has chosen to not maximize the grace which is made available to them. They do not comprehend it (fallen away from grace).

Verse 5-6

As believers, just as it was written to the Galatian church, we are to keep our hope in the Lord through the comforter which resides in us for the working out of the perfect creation in us. As it is that what is expected is the manifestation of the sons of God in us. (Romans 8)

Verse 7-8

The Galatia church were being reminded of the good way they had portrayed their
son ship by being keen with the work of the ministry (the race) by working/laboring
earnestly for others to know of the joy in the salvation. But, at a point there came a
retrogression.

 Such from an adversary for Paul said “That kind of persuasion (influence to leave the work of the kingdom) is not from the one who called you”. So, the Galatian church probably had allowed infiltration from people who had unlike minds as themselves to influence their zeal.

Verse 9-10

Nevertheless, Paul being confident in the church as they do well to have a clear understanding of whatever he says. Yet, he reminds them that no matter how little an influence might be, its effect is played out in all of the church. As it is that most times, the yeast is used as something negative that spreads fast in influence.

Paul used it to describe how fast and how negative is the the folly to allow adversaries, contentions and biased motivations can be on the body of Christ.
This is a tenable reason for the admonishing in verse 13-16 encouraging them to live as free men and not as slaves to sin as being conscious of the freedom helps to keep the adversary away



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