Friday 23rd October 2020Galatians 5 v6-15

Paul warns the Galatians about the dangers of divisions within the Church on secondary issues, and how a minority of believers can affect the majority. Our focus should be on loving one another through a shared faith in Christ.
Galatians 5 v6-15

Galatians 5:6–15

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.

You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? This persuasion is not from him who calls you. A little leaven leavens the whole lump. 10 I have confidence in the Lord that you will take no other view, and the one who is troubling you will bear the penalty, whoever he is. 11 But if I, brothers,1 still preach2 circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been removed. 12 I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves!

13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.

Footnotes

[1] 5:11 Or brothers and sisters; also verse 13
[2] 5:11 Greek proclaim

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