We left off with Paul showing the futility of adding works to Christ, attempting to gain the favor of God. Now he is giving the Galatians the secret to success as a Christian. Don’t miss it!
Read Galatians 5:16-26.
Wait a second!
Where is the 12-step plan?
Where is the formula?
Again Paul uses the contrast of spirit and flesh. The “secret method” he gives is to “walk or live by the Spirit.” In other words, live a life of trust and dependence on God. Do not rely or trust in yourself or your own works.
He reminds the Galatians they were saved by trusting God without any of their own works or effort involved.
How do you live and grow? The same way.