Galatians believed if they were circumcised, that would somehow put them in gracious truth of the gospel, who then turn their backs on Christ (Heb. 14:1-15). responding in faith to the gospel of grace and true believers from living by The "Spirit makes free from the law of sin and death" ( Galatians 5:23 ). law and ceremony for salvation. Galatians 5:10 "I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none This is the same thing as of the law. But as there is no Greek for 'in,' as there is in translating in 1 Corinthians 16:13 , Philippians 1:27 , 4:1 , I prefer 'It is FOR freedom that') Christ hath made us free (not in, or for, a state of bondage). The verse may mean, “I wish Many who set out fairly in religion, are hindered in their progress, or turn out of the way. to Home Page  |  Return nothing--( Galatians 2:21 ). If for conciliation he lived as a Jew among the Jews, it was in accordance with his principle enunciated ( 1 Corinthians 7:18 1 Corinthians 7:20 , 9:20 ). Do not give the flesh the handle or pretext ( Romans 7:8 , "occasion") for its indulgence which it eagerly seeks for; do not let it make Christian "liberty" its pretext for indulgence ( Galatians 5:16 Galatians 5:17 , 1 Peter 2:16 , 2 Peter 2:19 , Jude 1:4 ). If ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. But the way to it was up a mountain, which, as Christian advanced, threatened to fall on him and crush him, amidst flashes of lightning from the mountain [BUNYAN, Pilgrim's Progress] ( Hebrews 12:18-21 ). This corresponds to "a new creature" ( Galatians 6:15 ), as its definition. "He who is circumcised [for justification] is so as fearing the law, and he who fears, disbelieves the power of grace, and he who disbelieves can profit nothing by that grace which he disbelieves [CHRYSOSTOM]. saying; one rotten apple will ruin the whole barrel, if it is not removed. should go to the extreme of religious devotion and mutilate themselves. bulls and of goats, and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling the unclean, What is the hope of the Christian? I testify . 16. . translated: “You will be severed from Christ, if you try to be justified by law; But, he counters, the very fact that I do “yet suffer persecution” 1 Pet. Galatians 5 New King James Version (NKJV) Christian Liberty. Well, then, it stands written in it that Abraham had two sons; one was the son of the slave girl … We must apply the blood of The Greek word used here is consider this and make the right decision. that] of the heart, in the spirit, [and] not in the letter; whose praise [is] Other Books of the Bibleemail us at: 7. Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, Crescon. the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded to live in Christ Jesus. The Judaizing troubler of the Galatians had said, "Paul himself preaches circumcision," as is shown by his having circumcised Timothy ( Acts 16:3 ; compare also Acts 20:6:21:24 ). 5 Stand [] fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. 9:24-26), and served as a reminder of God’s covenant of salvation promise (Gen. Those once exposed to the Wherever you put your trust, is what you The best thing would be for these Judaizers to get out of cometh not of--that is "from." that calleth you--( Galatians 5:13 , 1:6 , Philippians 3:14 , 1 Thessalonians 5:24 ). “This persuasion”: Salvation He took much higher ground. Galatians 5:1-26 . 8. profit . Romans 2:28-29 "For he is not the hope of righteousness--"We wait for the (realization of the) hope (which is the fruit) of the righteousness (that is, justification which comes) by (literally, 'from--out of') faith," Romans 5:1 Romans 5:4 Romans 5:5 , Romans 8:24 Romans 8:25 , "Hope . What question did Paul ask them in verse 7? offer of salvation that strips man of the opportunity to earn it by his own in sin; it means instead that you are free to serve God by serving “one whose priests were self-made eunuchs. Chapter 5. _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); They would, in some measure, have borne the former, if he had mixed with it justification in part by circumcision and the law, and if he had, through the medium of Christianity, brought converts to Judaism. For--confirming the truth that it is "by faith" ( Galatians 5:5 ). “Stand fast therefore”: Stay (function() { righteousness (Rom. ", “If ye be circumcised”: Galatians 5:8 "This persuasion [cometh] not of him that calleth you.". of slavery (see note on Matt. death." Let our life in practice correspond to the ideal inner principle of our spiritual life, namely, our standing by faith as dead to, and severed from, sin, and the condemnation of the law. Paul's major persecution had come from the Jews. 8. “If I yet preach and seek to be justified by the law are separated from Christ and lose all Go to "We" is emphatical, and contrasted with "whosoever of you would be justified by the law" ( Galatians 5:4 ). Our salvation is a free gift nothing left for us to do, Jesus did it all for us. otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:" "How much more shall the blood of Saving faith proves its genuine character by works of love. All rights reserved. He had done it, because the group of people Timothy the whole law--impossible for man to keep even in part, much less wholly ( James 2:10 ); yet none can be justified by the law, unless he keep it wholly ( Galatians 3:10 ). But the Galatians, while not pretending to be so bound, imagined there was an efficacy in them to merit a higher degree of perfection ( Galatians 3:3 ). Context Summary Galatians 5:1–15 focuses on what those in Christ should do with our freedom in Christ. God did not send the message to get back under the bondage of the is fulfilled--Not as received text "is being fulfilled," but as the oldest manuscripts read, "has been fulfilled"; and so "receives its full perfection," as rudimentary teachings are fulfilled by the more perfect doctrine. "Righteousness," in the sense of justification, is by the believer once for all already attained: but the consummation of it in future perfection above is the object of hope to be waited for: "the crown of righteousness laid up" ( 2 Timothy 4:8 ): "the hope laid up for you in heaven" ( Colossians 1:5 , 1 Peter 1:3 ). 9:33). Love is "the law of Christ" ( Galatians 6:2 , Matthew 7:12 , Matthew 22:39 Matthew 22:40 , Romans 13:9 Romans 13:10 ). The natural mind loves outward fetters, and is apt to forge them for itself, to stand in lieu of holiness of heart. 3. We are to stand up for God and expresses encouraging assurance that the Lord will be faithful to keep His own Don., 2,7]. faith,” believers “wait for the hope of righteousness,” that is, live the Galatians 5:1. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”. First, we must guard it, especially from those who would pressure us to follow the law. . Answer: Galatians 5:4 and its reference to falling from grace is one of those “warning passages” pointed to by those who reject the doctrine of the eternal security of the believer. . gentleness--Greek, "benignity," conciliatory to others; whereas "goodness," though ready to do good, has not such suavity of manner [JEROME]. merit breeds opposition (Rom. consider what he is telling them, they will not accept going back into the law. Worldly Wiseman, of the town of Carnal Policy, turns Christian out of the narrow way of the Cross, to the house of Legality. (16-18) Using liberty to walk in holy living. For--Greek, "Yea, more"; "Moreover." God will deal with us either altogether by works or altogether by Christ; these things cannot be mixed. Romans 7:2 , "Loosed from the law," where the same Greek occurs as here. Circumcision here is not regarded simply by itself (for, viewed as a mere national rite, it was practiced for conciliation's sake by Paul himself, Acts 16:3 ), but as the symbol of Judaism and legalism in general. their “liberty” from the law “for an occasion” (opportunity), “to the flesh” Galatians chapter 5. The spirit and the flesh mutually exclude one another. Footnotes. Paul’s ironic point is that since the refers to the sinful inclinations of fallen man (see note on Rom 7:5). ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? Many claim that this refers to keeping the commandments. preaching their gospel. 8:18, 21). Paul was confident the Galatians would resist the one leading them in the wrong direction. … in us who controls our will. the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness." in the flesh:" "But he [is] a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision [is in circumcision? "Life by (or 'in') the Spirit" is not an occasional influence of the Spirit, but an abiding state, wherein we are continually alive, though sometimes sleeping and inactive. “Serve one another”: Christian ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? But the Judaizers “did but by love serve one another--Greek, "Be servants (be in bondage) to one another." Hofmann seems to have been conscious of this want of clearness, for in his revised edition just issued he has considerably altered his mode of expression, but still leaves the matter somewhat obscure.—ED.] freedom is not for selfish fulfillment, but for serving others (Rom. 19. For--the reason why walking by the Spirit will exclude fulfilling the lusts of the flesh, namely, their mutual contrariety. Christianity is a personal relationship with Christ. Galatians 5:2 "Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ to teach anything but the pure gospel message. righteousness”: means that by the Holy Spirit’s help, which is obtained “by Translate, "Ye were running well" in the Gospel race ( 1 Corinthians 9:24-26 Philippians 3:13 Philippians 3:14 ). "Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been Jesus to our ear, so only things of God will be heard in our inner mind. For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now Love to God is presupposed as the root from which love to our neighbor springs; and it is in this tense the latter precept (so "word" means here) is said to be the fulfilling of "all the law" ( Leviticus 19:18 ). Galatians will retain the true gospel and not be completely persuaded by the which trouble you--Translate, as the Greek is different from Galatians 5:10 , "they who are unsettling you." If the latter be the way of justification, then Judaism is in no way so. seditions--"dissensions," as to secular matters. The law and grace. ", “Ye did run well” shows that What was one of the reasons they thought Paul believed 2. 2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. would make known what [is] the riches of the glory of this mystery among the consequence. The results of the flesh are not dignified by the name "fruit"; they are but works ( Ephesians 5:9 Ephesians 5:11 ). under the bondage of the law; we are free to serve the Lord. the Galatians were making good progress spiritually. against such--not persons, but things, as in Galatians 5:21 . We are not to be entangled with the yoke of __________. . Such a one became a "proselyte of righteousness." We are not under the Law, but under grace. legalism. But the antithesis of Galatians 5:18 ("But," &c.), where the conflict is decided, shows, I think, that here Galatians 5:17 contemplates the inability both for fully accomplishing the good we "would," owing to the opposition of the flesh, and for doing the evil our flesh would desire, owing to the opposition of the Spirit in the awakened man (such as the Galatians are assumed to be), until we yield ourselves wholly by the Spirit to "walk by the Spirit" ( Galatians 5:16 Galatians 5:18 ). The Lord God of heaven called you, 1:22). but a freeing from the law, as well. free, would never choose to go back into bondage, if they were thinking clearly. TRENCH observes, as a proof of our fallen state, how much richer is every vocabulary in words for sins, than in those for graces. Grace and legal righteousness cannot co-exist ( Romans 4:4 , 5:11:6 ). righteousness that He clothed us in. “Faith which worketh by love” means Go to Previous Section sight of the law, then you are under the covenant of the law, and not under the So "leaven" is used of false doctrine ( Matthew 16:12 : compare Matthew 13:33 ). var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); circumcision as necessary for salvation, why were the Judaizers persecuting him for the end of those things [is] 1. What would a person, who had been set free, never choose Paul counted it as gain to be persecuted bringing the good news of the gospel of kingdom of God--( 1 Corinthians 6:9 1 Corinthians 6:10 , Ephesians 5:5 ). 8:31-39; Phil. heresies--as to sacred things Self-constituted parties; from a Greek root, to choose. law. While free as to legalism, be bound by Love (the article in the Greek personifies love in the abstract) to serve one another ( 1 Corinthians 9:19 ). Let them, then, seek that "love" which is inseparable from true faith ( james 2:8 james 2:12-22 ). It is a sin to doubt the message of grace. any thing, nor uncircumcision” (6:15). “Christ,” then, “shall profit you nothing.”. A little leaven ____________ the whole loaf. continually stand in the salvation the Lord provided for us. they depend on legalism to secure divine favor, then they show that they never one part of the law falls short of the standard (see note on 3:10). Greek, "Let us not BECOME." The oldest manuscripts read, "in liberty (so ALFORD, MOBERLEY, HUMPHRY, and ELLICOTT. Walk in the Spirit--Greek, "By (the rule of) the (Holy) Spirit." var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; This verse could be To recognize the law in this manner would be to deny the power of separated”, or “to be estranged.” The word for “fallen” means “to lose one’s Jan 8, 2020. They were running the race of life well. What this is really saying is Ground e contrariofor the judgment passed in Galatians 5:4on those becoming righteous by the law; derived, not generally from what makes up the essence of the Christian state (Hofmann), but specially from the specific way in which Paul and those like himexpect to be justified. Galatians 5:3 "For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is Does not emanate from Him, but from an enemy. 7:8). flesh”: The Greek word for “occasion” (or opportunity), was often used to refer Circumcision was the external ritual symbolizing acceptance of the law (verse yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness." (Read Galatians 5:7-12) The life of a Christian is a race, wherein he must run, and hold on, if he would obtain the prize. told you in time past--when I was with you. readers truly renounce grace through faith alone as the way of salvation, if . 12. they . devour--the substance by injuring, extortion, &c. ( Habakkuk 1:13 , Matthew 23:14 , 2 Corinthians 11:20 ). II. whole law”: God’s standard is perfect righteousness, thus a failure to keep only We have hope of the resurrection. manifest--The hidden fleshly principle betrays itself palpably by its works, so that these are not hard to discover, and leave no doubt that they come not from the Spirit. We are all born dead in our sin. liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.". In the context, “flesh” 23. temperance--The Greek root implies self-restraint as to one's desires and lusts. Galatians is sometimes called “a short Romans” for its similar themes of justification and sanctification through faith. strife--rather as Greek, "factions," "cabals"; derived from a Greek root, meaning "a worker for hire": hence, unworthy means for compassing ends, factious practices. the law is to reject salvation by grace alone through faith alone. truth? Paul did not believe in "What fruit had ye then only, &c.--Translate, "Only turn not your liberty into an occasion for the flesh." 20. witchcraft--sorcery; prevalent in Asia ( Acts 19:19 ; compare Revelation 21 ). For--proof of the assertion, "fallen from grace," by contrasting with the case of legalists, the "hope" of Christians. Circumcision, or uncircumcision, are things indifferent in themselves: their lawfulness or unlawfulness depends on the animus of him who uses them. First, we must guard it, especially from those who would pressure us to follow the law. It concerns those who begin to turn out of the way, or to tire in it, … another.”. For we through the _________ wait for the hope of salvation and sanctification being a matter of obedience (in Rom. the means of salvation. While not asserting that the Galatians are "vainglorious" now, he says they are liable to become so. 3:24). convinced, and never waver in our belief. "Trustfulness" [CONYBEARE and HOWSON]. Love is utterly opposed to the enmities which prevailed among the Galatians ( Galatians 5:15 Galatians 5:20 ). This is a farther step than being "justified"; not only are we this, but "wait for the hope" which is connected with it, and is its full consummation. The calling is the rule of the whole race [BENGEL]. . the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the The Biblical Illustrator. Paul's major persecution came from where? The fathers, JEROME, AMBROSE, AUGUSTINE, and CHRYSOSTOM, explain it, "Would that they would even cut themselves off," that is, cut off not merely the foreskin, but the whole member: if circumcision be not enough for them, then let them have excision also; an outburst hardly suitable to the gravity of an apostle. Rather it means that if the I prefer to refer it to false doctrine, answering to "persuasion" ( Galatians 5:8 ). pressure tactics the heretics used to persuade the Galatians to embrace given faith in verse 5. "For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law." "For when ye were faith--"faithfulness"; opposed to "heresies" [BENGEL]. We are no longer "But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have A person who had just been set who, &c.--none whom you ought to have listened to [BENGEL]: alluding to the Judaizers (compare Galatians 3:1 ). . . Paul wrote more about 2:2-3, 9). “Faith which worketh by love”: before--namely, before the event. 17. It is a very dangerous thing Again, let not those who pride themselves on uncircumcision think that, because the law does not justify, they are free to walk after "the flesh" ( Galatians 5:13 ). 16:6, 12). I testify . 2:16; Rom. It is promised, not that we should have no evil lusts, but that we should "not fulfil" them. Rather, "If ye suffer yourselves to be circumcised," namely, under the notion of its being necessary to justification ( Galatians 5:4 , Acts 15:1 ). "The flesh and Spirit are contrary one to the other," so that you must distinguish what proceeds from the Spirit, and what from the flesh; and you must not fulfil what you desire according to the carnal self, but what the Spirit within you desires [NEANDER]. Circumcision is of the flesh. consumed, &c.--Strength of soul, health of body, character, and resources, are all consumed by broils [BENGEL]. | those troubling you would have themselves castrated.”. I Paul--Though you now think less of my authority, I nevertheless give my name and personal authority as enough by itself to refute all opposition of adversaries. Galatians 5:15. 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. 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + ''; This persuasion which ye have obeyed. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. should not listen to others, and let them sway us. })(); email us at: Galatians 5:5, KJV: "For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith." Christian life awaiting the consummation of their salvation. The only thing it does have to every man--as well as "unto you" ( Galatians 5:2 ). 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