“Who has bewitched you?” (Galatians 3:1) This was Paul’s question to the churches in southern Galatia. He established these churches during his first missionary journey. Paul always had to deal with false teachers who contended that salvation came by more than just faith in Christ alone. Some of these teachers that had infiltrated these churches taught that in order to be saved one also had to be circumcised. Unfortunately, some Galatians thought it to be true, “O foolish Galatians!”
Today, we have a tendency if not to believe, to at least act as if we have to add to what Christ has done on our behalf. However, Scripture is clear; salvation is in Christ alone, received only by faith in what He has already done on the cross. Jesus really did pay it all. And for that, our boast is only in Him.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is a gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)