Yesterday as I taught on Galatians 5: 1-12, I was reminded of the importance of keeping in mind who the audience is that the writer is addressing.
In this case, Paul is writing to believers. These are believers whom he had been able to introduce to salvation in Jesus Christ. In the previous chapter he reminds us that he had personally labored hard in introducing them to Christ. They are his children in the faith.
Just keeping in mind this one simple principle is so helpful in understanding a passage of scripture. Who Is The Audience ?