Paul is writing to the believers in Galatia because they have been struggling with a distortion of Christianity, a legalism that was causing them to believe in both Jesus and the Mosaic law. Paul’s writing addresses the extremes between grace and the law. Strict adherence to the law means we lose our freedom in Christ but the other extreme, permissiveness, means we abuse our spiritual freedom. Our response to God’s law should be to follow the heart of the law, living it to imitate Christ. How can we live God’s way?