We have two main points for this message:
1. Circumcision, like any Act of Obedience, is not Necessary for Salvation (Gal. 5:2-12) – These believers were told that Jesus was good but they also needed to be circumcised to be saved along with following the letter of the law. Paul has no patience for those who corrupt the Gospel. Be careful to not believe in false teachings, like the Galatians here in this text.
2. Walk in the Spirit and Be Recognized by The Fruit of the Spirit and not by the Works of the Flesh (Gal. 5:13-26) – The fruit of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness, Faithfulness and Self Control. Against such things, there is no law. And just like the seed must die for the fruit of the cotton plant to burst forth, the follower must die to self if the new life of the Spirit is going to shine through.