You Are Free, So Stay Out of Bondage!
Galatians 5:1-6

With his illustration of the children of the slave woman vs. the children of the free woman, Paul has emphasized that believers now have freedom. We have been rescued, we have been purchased out of the slave market, we have been set free by the work of Christ. Now Paul wants to emphasize that believers should continually live in the freedom that Christ purchased for us.

Christ set us free so that we might live in liberty (Gal 5:1)

The era of the Law has gone, never to return. If you attempt to go back to that era, then what Christ has done for you will be of no benefit to you (Gal 5:2)

Going back to the Law means you are obligated to keep every provision of the Law - which is an impossible task (Gal 5:3)

By going back, you are cutting yourself off from the deliverance that Christ bought for you (Gal 5:4)

In contrast, salvation is based completely on God's grace and must be received by faith, apart from human effort of any kind (Gal 5:5)

The only thing that counts as far as our standing before God is concerned is faith in what Christ has done on our behalf (Gal 5:6)

We must recognize what Christ has done for us, and we should express our gratitude to Him for His grace, mercy, and love. We must be on our guard against the world system, fleshly desires, and the temptations of the devil - they will constantly try to capture us again.
Stay Free!