There is no other way of becoming spiritual other than crucifying the mind of the flesh together with its lusts (Gal. 5:24). That is the singular most importance understanding that a believer can have in his or her life
We can therefore see the significance of Paul’s words in verse 11:
“Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand.”
We can understand why he would want to put everything else aside and emphasise the importance of this revelation to the Galatians. The revelation of “Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2) was the singular most important thing that they could grasp in their lives.
When we lack that revelation in our hearts, we look to form, tradition and anything that can be grasped with our human understanding. The Galatians looked to circumcision.
There are so many things that believers today think are important in their lives; but which are not.
The Apostle Paul puts it out so clearly the single most valuable thing in a believer’s life:
“But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.”
Not tradition or form; but a work of the Spirit in someone’s heart.
[The work of the Holy Spirit in us transforms us]