There are consequences to our actions. Sowing to the flesh reaps destruction, but sowing to the Spirit reaps eternal life.
Today in the face of persecution and liberalism in the church, we need to stand firm in living and proclaiming the cross of Christ.
Sowing the seeds of the fruit of the Spirit in our lives means we increasingly radiate the glory of God, and its result is eternal life in the presence of God.
The degree to which we walk in the Spirit of God is the degree to which we overcome the flesh.
To fall from grace is to turn back from the gospel we have understood and to start depending on some human effort to be the basis of our acceptance before God.
Since Christ has set us free, we cannot return to humanistic slavery and pagan gods made in man's image.
The law was a harsh schoolmaster designed to drive sinners to Christ; now, through faith in Christ, all who believe enjoy the privilege of being familially related to God Himself by adoption.
Paul explains to the Galatians the distinction between grace and law and in doing so shows them why the Law was given in the first place, and how it prepares people for the Gospel and serves the goals of the Gospel.
The Galatians' transformation was the fruit of grace, not the root of it. Paul indicts them for reversing the order and asserting that obedience is the root of grace.
The Gospel makes the distinctions between Jews and Gentiles irrelevant because their justification before God now places them in an equal state where to continue living by the Mosaic Law would be both hypocritical as well as pointless.
Paul calls on God to destroy those who pervert the gospel because the glory of God and the salvation of people are at stake.