2 I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard? 3 Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh?[a] 4 Have you experienced[b] so much in vain—if it really was in vain? 5 So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard?6 So also Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”[c]
This reminds me of the series Pastor Ron has been speaking on about living in the Spirit in covenant relationship with God - not by a checklist morality code (the law) or with a "me-first" attitude (fleshly desire, and completely misinterpreting our freedom in Christ).
28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
A great reminder that we are all of equal worth in God's eyes. This doesn't mean that we're not different from each other, but that our worth is equal and that God's love and salvation is offered to all.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Exodus 31-33, Galations 4