Paul continues to plead with the Galatians to stand firm in the freedom that Christ secured with his death and resurrection. He urges them to continue running the race they have been running and to hold to the gospel message that he preached. This message of freedom should draw the Galatians to a deeper love for their Heavenly Father and should produce stronger obedience. However, there are those who have “cut in” and are “keeping” the Galatians from obeying the truth of the gospel. Paul encourages the Galatians to neither lose nor abuse the freedom they have in Christ.