Class #38: In chapter 5, verses 1-4, St. Paul is warning the Galatians against requiring the keeping of any law into the article of justification by faith. Those who are trying to be justified by law–which is impossible–have already fallen from grace. The works-righteous requirements of the Judaizers does not avail anything, but only separates from Jesus Christ.
With verse 5-6, St. Paul contrasts the actions of those who follow the false teachers with the actions of himself and those who have remained true to his doctrine. True believers “wait.” That is, they know that they are already justified through faith in Jesus Christ. They wait for the final judgment when it will be revealed that they were, in fact, the saved ones. This godly waiting is not a lack of activity. A confident, waiting faith produces love toward the neighbor.
Note: At a few points in this recording, there is an annoying clicking from a failing microphone battery.