Are We Made Perfect By The Flesh?

Recently, to help us prepare for the Lord’s Supper, we looked at Galatians 3:3 which reads, “Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?”.

Other versions say something like, “How foolish can you be? After starting your new lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort” (NLT).

Clearly, our hope for being right with God is not in our fleshly human strength but in the forgiveness offered through Christ.

Paul uses the word “foolish” to describe one who would think otherwise. Question:  What is so foolish about thinking we can be made perfect by the flesh, or by our own human effort”?”



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