This article offers some expository notes on Galatians 5:18-26.
This article offers some expository notes on Galatians 5:10-18.
This article offers some expository notes on Galatians 5:1-9.
This article contends that many misunderstandings of Paul's use of allegory in Galatians 4:21-Galatians 5:1 are the result of Paul's argumentative strategy. Perriman suggests that the allegory is meant only to show the applicability of the command to throw out the slave woman and her son to the Galatian situation.
How should we understand the use of "flesh" (Greek, sarx) and "spirit" (Greek, pneuma) in Galatians 5:1-26? Is it the description of an internal human duality in a Christian? This article wants to reconsider the widespread understanding of Paul's use of the "sarx"/"pneuma" antithesis in Galatians 5-Galatians 6.
"The fruit of the Spirit" in Galatians 5:22 appears to be a general allusion to Isaiah's promise that the Holy Spirit would bring about abundant fertility in the coming new age. Isaiah's repeated prophecies (especially Isaiah 32 and, above all, Isaiah 57) that in the new creation the Spirit would he the bearer of plentiful fruitfulness, are at the forefront of Paul's usage.
This article is the second in a trilogy discussing Galatians 5:22-23 and the fruit of the Spirit. The author explains that the fruit needs to be evident, such that our lives are consistent with our message, for the sake of integrity. He discusses what exactly is the fruit of the Spirit is, as both the product and proof of regeneration. Every individual in this life produces fruit, either good or bad.