The way in which Paul introduces Galatians 5:2-12 indicates the importance of what he is about to say. “Look” (ESV) , “Listen!” (NRSV) , “Mark my words!” (NIV) , “I, Paul, say to you” (ESV). Paul is not fooling around. By his forceful use of the word look, he not only calls for his readers’ full attention, but he even evokes his apostolic authority. He wants them to understand that if the Gentiles are going to submit to circumcision to be saved, then the Galatians need to realize the dangerous consequences involved in their decision. Read Galatians 5:2-12 .
Read more at the source: Tuesday: The Dangerous Consequences of Legalism (Gal. 5:2-12)