You foolish Galatians! Who put a spell on you? Before your very eyes you had a clear description of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross!
Tell me this one thing: did you receive God's Spirit by doing what the Law requires or by hearing the gospel and believing it?
How can you be so foolish! You began by God's Spirit; do you now want to finish by your own power?
Did all your experience mean nothing at all? Surely it meant something!
Does God give you the Spirit and work miracles among you because you do what the Law requires or because you hear the gospel and believe it?
Consider the experience of Abraham; as the scripture says, "He believed God, and because of his faith God accepted him as righteous." 17
You should realize, then, that the real descendants of Abraham are the people who have faith. 2