The Spirit, not the law (Gal. 5:18)

“But if you are led

By the Spirit,

You are not

Under the law.”

εἰ δὲ Πνεύματι ἄγεσθε, οὐκ ἐστὲ ὑπὸ νόμον.

Paul said, “But if (εἰ) you are led (ἄγεσθε) by the Spirit (δὲ Πνεύματι ἄγεσθε), you are not under the law (οὐκ ἐστὲ ὑπὸ νόμον).”  Next Paul made a connection between the fleshy human condition and the law, not the Holy Spirit.  If you were led by the Spirit, then you were not subject to the law, the holy Torah.  The new Spirit of Christ did not have anything to do with the old law.  The Holy Spirit was not confined to the law.  Do you live by the Spirit or the law?

Faith, not the law (Rom 3:28)

“We hold

That a man

Is justified

By faith

Apart from the works

Prescribed by the law.”

λογιζόμεθα γὰρ δικαιοῦσθαι πίστει ἄνθρωπον χωρὶς ἔργων νόμου.

Paul said that we hold (λογιζόμεθα) that a man (ἄνθρωπον) is justified (γὰρ δικαιοῦσθαι) by faith (πίστει) apart from the works prescribed by the law (χωρὶς ἔργων νόμου).  Paul left little doubt.  We are made holy or justified by faith and not from the works in the law of Moses.  One had to be faithful to Jesus, then they would be justified.  The law was not that necessary, since salvation was separate from the law.  How strong is your faith in Jesus Christ?