Galatians 3:3 – Are you now being perfected by the flesh?

Today’s Reading: Isaiah 22:1‐24:23, Galatians 2:17‐3:9, Psalm 60:1‐12, Proverbs 23:15‐16

Paul is arguing that people are saved AND SANCTIFIED through faith and not works.

Galatians 3:3 – Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?

Observations:

  • If you think you are saved by works of the flesh, you are foolish
  • Salvation begins with the Spirit
  • You are perfected by the Spirit, not the flesh

Application: This is almost an anti-application passage.  I must live by faith and not by sight, knowing that works of the flesh will never save me.  Only what Jesus did and is doing for and in me will save and sanctify me.

In a culture that is works focused, how do you stay gospel driven?

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