The Community of the Free (part 15) | Today, as we return to our study of Galatians, we come to the section where Paul explains three ministries of the Holy Spirit that enable the believer to enjoy the freedom that we have in Christ (today we are going to discuss the first two and then we’ll look at the third one next Sunday).
The false teaching "legalists" that Paul was combating in this letter taught that the way to overcome the flesh and live a life that pleased God was to adhere to all the old Jewish laws. But Paul has made it clear in that no amount of legislation can give us freedom from sin and the Law. Ultimately, it is not the Law on the outside but the Spirit on the inside that makes the difference. We need the direction and power of the Holy Spirit within to help us overcome the desires and bondage of the flesh. So, let’s work through our Scripture section for today and learn how the Spirit helps us live a life that is worthy of our Freedom.