You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace. For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth?

Galatians 5:4-7

What does Paul warn the Galatian Church results in a fall from grace? Not sin, because repentance and forgiveness are the very nature of grace, but self-justification by obedience to the Law. The hope of Jesus’ return and the transformation we receive in him are the only guidelines for our race. We run with our eyes on that goal of redemption.

The only thing that counts is faith expressing love.

Ethan Kirl