“For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love” (Galatians 5:6).

Having established that performance-based religion means nothing (Galatians 5:1-5), Paul counters that true righteousness, accomplished through faith in Jesus Christ alone, will prove itself out in love. It’s a compelling thought — Is the gospel scaling your life on an upward trend that is more and more loving? Or have the circumstances of life turned you inward, to a downward path of a delusional self-righteousness that is mean, critical, and judgmental of others? We must forever guard against being right the wrong way. Love is the main thing and will, ultimately, win the day.

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