Galatians 3:1-7 NCV

1 You people in Galatia were told very clearly about the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. But you were foolish; you let someone trick you.
2 Tell me this one thing: How did you receive the Holy Spirit? Did you receive the Spirit by following the law? No, you received the Spirit because you heard the Good News and believed it.
3 You began your life in Christ by the Spirit. Now are you trying to make it complete by your own power? That is foolish.
4 Were all your experiences wasted? I hope not!
5 Does God give you the Spirit and work miracles among you because you follow the law? No, he does these things because you heard the Good News and believed it.
6 The Scriptures say the same thing about Abraham: "Abraham believed God, and God accepted Abraham's faith, and that faith made him right with God."
7 So you should know that the true children of Abraham are those who have faith.