The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, , at sacred-texts.com
That is, of no experimental effect: the sense of liberty is lost. (Gal 2:21); (Col 1:23).
Grace (in salvation). (Eph 1:6); (Eph 1:7); (Rom 3:24).
(See Scofield) - (Gal 1:6).
(See Scofield) - (Joh 1:17).
(See Scofield) - (Rom 10:10).
under the law
That is, not under bondage of effort to please God by law-works. (Co2 3:17).
But the fruit
Christian character is not mere moral or legal correctness, but the possession and manifestation of nine graces:
love, joy, peace -- character as an inward state;
longsuffering, gentleness, goodness -- character in expression toward man;
faith, meekness, temperance -- character in expression toward God.
Taken together, they present a moral portrait of Christ, and may be taken as the apostle's explanation of (Gal 2:20). "Not I, but Christ," and as a definition of "fruit" in (Joh 15:1-8). This character is possible because of the believer's vital union to Christ; (Joh 15:5); (Co1 12:12); (Co1 12:13); and is wholly the fruit of the Spirit in those believers who are yielded to Him. (Gal 5:22); (Gal 5:23).