You have fallen away from grace (from God’s gracious favor and unmerited blessing). 5 In [this] freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery [which you have once put off]. 16 But I say, walk and live [habitually] in the [Holy] Spirit [responsive to and controlled and guided by the Spirit]; then you will certainly not gratify the cravings and desires of the flesh (of human nature without God). 14 For the whole Law [concerning human relationships] is [e]complied with in the one precept, You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself.(A). Treasury of Scripture. In many ways, Galatians 5:1 is a great summary of everything Paul wanted the Galatians to understand: Galatians chapter 6. Mark my words! Galatians 5:7-10 Don’t Be Deceived. 2 But for you who respect my name, the sun of vindication 4 will rise with healing wings, 5 and you will skip about 6 like calves released from the stall. 15 But if you bite and devour one another [in partisan strife], be careful that you [and your whole fellowship] are not consumed by one another. Galatians 5:13 (AMPC) For you, brethren, were [indeed] called to freedom; only [do not let your] freedom be an incentive to your flesh and an opportunity or excuse [for selfishness], but through love you should serve one another. 5 For we, [not relying on the Law but] through the [Holy] Spirit’s [help], by faith anticipate and wait for the blessing and good for which our righteousness and right standing with God [our conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action, causes us] to hope. The Slave – You Lose Your Liberty – Galatians 5:1 A. I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all. Rather, serve one another in love. As I am led by the Spirit, I will win the war. Notice, it is I, Paul, who tells you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no profit (advantage, avail) to you [for if you distrust Him, you can gain nothing from Him]. right standing with God [our conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action, causes us] to hope. 22 But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness. This [evil] persuasion is not from Him Who called you [Who invited you to freedom in Christ]. 19:18.]. What avails a person is faith working through love. Galatians 5:4 See note 2:16.; Galatians 5:9 Leaven (yeasty dough) represents the man-made tradition and false teachings that obscure the truth regarding salvation through personal belief and faith in Christ. 26 Let us not become vainglorious and self-conceited, competitive and challenging and provoking and irritating to one another, envying and being jealous of one another. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. For you, brethren, were [indeed] called to freedom; only [do not let your] freedom be an incentive to your flesh. ***** Galatians 5:19-26. Galatians 5. are prevented from doing what you desire to do. Against such things there is no law [[f]that can bring a charge]. live [habitually] in the [Holy] Spirit [responsive to, guided by the Spirit]; then you will certainly not gratify the cravings. B. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. For we, [not relying on the Law but] through the [Holy] Spirit's [help], by faith anticipate. 3 Once again I testify to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obliged to obey the entire law. THE SURE WARNING - Vss. [Lev. ], Learn More About Amplified Bible, Classic Edition. 6 For [if we are] in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith activated and energized and expressed and working through love. Galatians 5 - NIV: It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. 1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Footnotes. Galatians 5 is the fifth chapter of the Epistle to the Galatians in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.It is authored by Paul the Apostle for the churches in Galatia, written between AD 49–58. Galatians 5:25 (AMPC) If we live by the [Holy] Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Galatians 5 – Standing Fast In the Liberty of Jesus A. And those who belong to Christ Jesus (the Messiah) have crucified the flesh (the godless human nature) with its passions and appetites, If we live by the [Holy] Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Freedom, though, requires resistance against a return to bondage. Galatians 5:22 AMPC But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, … In love 5 l he predestined us 2 for m adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, n according to the purpose of his will, 6 o to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in p the Beloved. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do [5] such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. exhortation to stand fast in the gospel liberty, just set forth, and not to be led by judaizers into circumcision, or law justification: yet though free, to serve one another by love: to walk in the spirit, bearing the fruit thereof, not in the works of the flesh. Faith makes a man seek to do the will of Christ; love tells him what that will is. But he who is unsettling you, whoever he is, will have to bear the penalty. so separated (severed) from Christ. “It 3 will not leave even a root or branch. (Galatians 5:17) Show answer 15. 19 Now the doings (practices) of the flesh are clear (obvious): they are immorality, impurity, indecency. I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all. I warn you beforehand, just as I did previously, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 5 For we, [not relying on the Law but] through the [Holy] Spirit’s [help], by faith anticipate and wait for the blessing and good for which our righteousness and right standing with God [our [b]conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action, causes us] to hope. 19-21 - Here is a list of sins to avoid. 13 For you, brethren, were [indeed] called to freedom; only [do not let your] freedom be an incentive to your flesh and an opportunity or excuse [for [d]selfishness], but through love you should serve one another. Galatians 5 - Amplified Bible Freedom in Christ. Classic Comparative Side-by-Side Bible (NIV, KJV, NASB, Amplified), Amplified Thinline Holy Bible--bonded leather, black (indexed), Amplified Bible, Battlefield Of The Mind Bible, Hardcover - Slightly Imperfect, Amplified Bible, Battlefield of the Mind: Psalms and Proverbs Imitation Leather, Amplified Holy Bible, XL Edition--soft leather-look, burgundy. Envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. 16. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Galatians 5:1, 13-25. THE SURE WAY - Galatians 5:16 - "Walk In The Spirit" THE SURE WARFARE - Galatians 5:17-18 - The war is between the "flesh" and "the Spirit". 17. Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge]. 1. Well, we jump into Gal 5:7 today, and in verse 7 he starts talking about how easy it is to be deceived. John Chrysostom, one of the Doctors of the Greek Church. But if you are guided (led) by the [Holy] Spirit, you are not subject to the Law. Galatians 5:5 For we, [not relying on the Law but] through the [Holy] Spirit's [help], by faith anticipate and wait for the blessing and good for which our righteousness and right standing with God [our conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action, causes us] to hope. Is it any good doing good, or should we rather count good works as pointless? Those in Christ must stand firm against anyone who would try to drag them into slavery under the law (Galatians 5:1). Idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger (ill temper), selfishness, divisions (dissensions), party spirit (factions, sects with peculiar opinions, heresies). CONTRASTING LIFE STYLES . When God delivered Israel from Egyptian servitude, it was breaking the yoke – Lev. But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness. There are two ways to live the Christian life. I warn you beforehand, just as I did previously, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. I. But, brethren, if I still preach circumcision [as some accuse me of doing, as necessary to salvation], why am I still suffering persecution? Galatians 4: Galatians: ... 5 For we, [not relying on the Law but] through the [Holy] Spirit’s [help], by faith anticipate and wait for the blessing and good for which our righteousness and right standing with God [our conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action, causes us] to hope. First 30-days on us! Then he received word that certain Jewish-Christians were trying to persuade Galatian Christians to observe Jewish laws and rituals, including circumcision (5:2-12; 6:12-13) and the observance of “days, months, seasons, and years” (4:10). (Galatians 6:9-10) Show answer 16. It is clear that the faith thus described by St. Paul does not stop short in a mere head notion, and so is in no conflict with the teaching of St. James. 2 Listen! Galatians 5, we’re going to start today in Gal 5:7. Galatians 5:13 For you, brothers, were called to freedom; but do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh. 21 Envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. Galatians 5 – Paul explains what the believer loses when he turns from God’s grace to man-made rules and regulations. 23 Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). 3 I once more protest and testify to every man who receives circumcision that he is under obligation and bound to practice the whole of the Law and its ordinances. 25 If we live by the [Holy] Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Who has interfered in (hindered and stopped you from) your heeding. Galatians 5:1 (ESV) For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slaver y. Galatians 5:1 (AMPC) IN [this] freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slaver y [which you have once put off ]. In that case the cross has ceased to be a stumbling block and is made meaningless (done away). In [this] freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery [which you have once put off]. … [If by the Holy Spirit we have our life in God, let us go forward walking in line, our conduct controlled by the Spirit. Major Themes . But he who is unsettling you, whoever he is, will have to bear the penalty. 2 Notice, it is I, Paul, who tells you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no profit (advantage, avail) to you [[a]for if you distrust Him, you can gain nothing from Him]. 20 Idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger (ill temper), selfishness, divisions (dissensions), party spirit (factions, sects with peculiar opinions, heresies). 18 But if you are guided (led) by the [Holy] Spirit, you are not subject to the Law. 8 This [evil] persuasion is not from Him Who called you [Who invited you to freedom in Christ]. 4 If you seek to be justified and declared righteous and to be given a right standing with God through the Law, you are brought to nothing and so separated (severed) from Christ. A little leaven (a slight inclination to error, or a few false teachers) leavens the whole lump [it perverts the whole conception of faith or misleads the whole church]. 7 You were running the race nobly. Galatians 5:13-14 below, and Romans 13:8-10.) Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Paul begins chapter 5 by stating flatly that Christ has set us free in order that we should be free. IN [this] freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery [which you have once put off]. Galatians 5:4-6. I, Paul, am telling you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no benefit to you. 2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus (the Messiah) have crucified the flesh (the godless human nature) with its passions and appetites and desires. ; Galatians 5:11 Lit brethren. Paul refused to glorify himself or glory in his own achievements in this world. excuse [for selfishness], but through love you should serve one another. Galatians 5:16 (AMPC) But I say, walk and live [habitually] in the [Holy] Spirit [responsive to and controlled and guided by the Spirit]; then you will certainly not gratify the cravings and desires of the flesh (of human nature without God). 1 For freedom Christ has set us free. [For my part] I have confidence [toward you] in the Lord that you will take no contrary view of the matter. Galatians 5 New International Version Freedom in Christ 1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. That theme continues in Galatians 5 -- and culminates in one of the more famous passages of the New Testament. So what did he glory in, and who did he glorify? The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. will come to think with me. For the desires of the flesh are opposed to the [Holy] Spirit, and the [desires of the] Spirit are opposed to the flesh (godless human nature); for these are antagonistic to each other [continually withstanding and in conflict with each other], so that you are not free. (1) A summary statement: in light of all that Paul has previously said, he now challenges the Galatians to walk in the truth he has presented. 17 For the desires of the flesh are opposed to the [Holy] Spirit, and the [desires of the] Spirit are opposed to the flesh (godless human nature); for these are antagonistic to each other [continually withstanding and in conflict with each other], so that you are not free but are prevented from doing what you desire to do. In that case the cross has ceased to be a stumbling block. This chapter contains a discussion about circumcision and the allegory of the "Fruit of the Holy Spirit". ... 5 For we, [not relying on the Law but] through the [Holy] Spirit's [help], by faith anticipate and wait for the blessing and good for which our righteousness and right standing with God [our conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action, causes us] to hope. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the NEW NIV Study Bible Notes, Fully Revised Edition. 2 Mark my words! Mark 10:24 (AMPC) Commentary on Galatians 5:13-15 (Read Galatians 5:13-15) The gospel is a doctrine according to godliness, 1 Timothy 6:3, and is so far from giving the least countenance to sin, that it lays us under the strongest obligation to avoid and subdue it. submit again to a yoke of slavery [which you have once put off]. Galatians 5:1 "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." 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