5:4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.
5:5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
(See Scofield "Romans 10:10") .
5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
under the law
i.e. not under bondage of effort to please God by law-works. 2 Corinthians 3:17 .
But the fruit
Christian character is not mere moral or legal correctness, but the possession and manifestation of nine graces: love, joy, peace--character as an inward state; longsuffering, gentleness, goodness--character in expression toward man; faith, meekness, temperance-- character in expression toward God. Taken together they present a moral portrait of Christ, and may be taken as the apostle's explanation of Galatians 2:20 "Not I, but Christ," and as a definition of "fruit" in John 15:1-8 This character is possible because of the believer's vital union to Christ ; John 15:5 ; 1 Corinthians 12:12 1 Corinthians 12:13 and is wholly the fruit of the Spirit in those believers who are yielded to Him. Galatians 5:22 Galatians 5:23 .