|Galatians 3:1-3,4:9-11 |
1 O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, that you should not obey the truth, before whom Jesus Christ has been portrayed among you as crucified?
2 I only wish to learn from you this: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law or by faith in what you heard?1 [Your spiritual progress is determined by hearing the Lord speak to you from within your heart and obeying — that is faith.]
3 Are you so foolish, that having begun in the Spirit, you now expect to be made perfect by [works of] the flesh?
9 But now that you have known God, or rather are known by God, how can you turn again to the rules and traditions of the world's culture. Do you wish to be in bondage again?
10 You observe days, and months, and times, and years.
11 I am afraid for you, lest I have labored among you in vain.2