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Scofield's Reference Notes

Galatians 5



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Verse 4

no effect


no effect i.e. of no experimental effect: the sense of liberty is lost. Galatians 2:21; Colossians 1:23.

grace Grace (in salvation). Ephesians 1:6; Ephesians 1:7; Romans 3:24. (See Scofield "Galatians 1:6"), See Scofield "John 1:17".

Verse 5


(See Scofield "Romans 10:10").

Verse 18

under the law

i.e. not under bondage of effort to please God by law-works. 2 Corinthians 3:17.

Verse 22

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.


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Bibliography Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Galatians 5:4". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.

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