You stupid Galatians! Who has put you under a spell? Before your very eyes Yeshua the Messiah was clearly portrayed as having been put to death as a criminal!
I want to know from you just this one thing: did you receive the Spirit by legalistic observance of Torah commands or by trusting in what you heard and being faithful to it?
Are you that stupid? Having begun with the Spirit's power, do you think you can reach the goal under your own power?
Have you suffered so much for nothing? If that's the way you think, your suffering certainly will have been for nothing!
What about God, who supplies you with the Spirit and works miracles among you - does he do it because of your legalistic observance of Torah commands or because you trust in what you heard and are faithful to it?
It was the same with Avraham: "He trusted in God and was faithful to him, and that was credited to his account as righteousness."b
Be assured, then, that it is those who live by trusting and being faithful who are really children of Avraham.