Fall from grace (Gal. 5:4)

“You who are justified

By the law

Have cut yourselves off

From Christ.

You have fallen away

From grace.”

κατηργήθητε ἀπὸ Χριστοῦ οἵτινες ἐν νόμῳ δικαιοῦσθε, τῆς χάριτος ἐξεπέσατε.

Paul said, “You who are justified by the law (οἵτινες ἐν νόμῳ δικαιοῦσθε) have cut yourselves off (κατηργήθητε) from Christ (ἀπὸ Χριστοῦ).  You have fallen away (ἐξεπέσατε) from grace (τῆς χάριτος).”  Paul explained that if they thought that they were justified by the law, they then had cut themselves off from Christ.  They had fallen away from the grace of Jesus Christ.  If they tried to be righteous or justified by following the law, they were no longer connected to Christ and his graces.  They were on their own.  Do you follow the law or Jesus Christ?