1. Galatians 3:5 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

How does God give his Spirit to his people?

Galatians 3:5 (ESV)

5 Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith

The Spirit of God comes to his people where there is hearing with faith. This is the manner in which the Christian life begins and it is also the manner in which the Christian life continues.1 Justification as well as sanctification is by faith. We do not have to be obedient to God’s law before he gives his Spirit. On the contrary, he gives his Spirit to strengthen us so that we can do the good works that he has prepared in advance (Ephesians 2:10).