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

How do believers wait for righteousness through the Spirit?

Galatians 5:5 (ESV)

5 For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness.

Waiting by faith through the Spirit likely refers to the Christian life. Trusting that Christ has made us right with God, we live in the power of the Spirit, seeking to keep in step with him (Galatians 5:24–26). There is no anxious worry for the Christian about whether or not he has done enough.1