'Trying' in the Bible
For am I now trying to win the favor of people, or God? Or am I striving to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ.
For you have heard about my earlier life in Judaism how I kept violently persecuting God's church and was trying to destroy it.
Now if we, while trying to be justified by the Messiah, have been found to be sinners, does that mean that the Messiah is serving the interests of sin? Of course not!
Are you so foolish? Although you began with the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by human effort?
These men [the Judaizing teachers] are zealously trying to dazzle you [paying court to you, making much of you], but their purpose is not honorable or worthy or for any good. What they want to do is to isolate you [from us who oppose them], so that they may win you over to their side and get you to court their favor.
You who are trying to be justified by the law are alienated from Christ; you have fallen from grace!
These people who want to impress others by their external appearance are trying to force you to be circumcised, simply to avoid being persecuted for the cross of the Messiah.
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