Vincent Word Studies - Galatians 5:6 - 5:6

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In Christ Jesus

In the economy of life which he inaugurates and inspires.

Availeth (ἰσχύει)

Has any significance or practical power. The verb in Paul only here and Phi 4:13. See on 2Th 1:9.

Which worketh (ἐνεργουμένη)

See on 1Th 2:13. Middle voice, comp. Rom 7:5; 2Co 1:6; 2Co 4:12; 2Th 2:7; Eph 3:20. Not passive, as by many Roman Catholic expositors, faith which is wrought by love.

By love (δἰ ἀγάπης)

Not that justification is through love; but the faith of the justified, which is their subjective principle of life, exhibits its living energy through love in which the whole law is fulfilled (Gal 5:14). See 1Ti 1:5; 1Th 1:3; 1Co 13:1-13.