How foolish can you be? After starting your new lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort?
It is comforting to recognize that the standard of perfection that we try to attain is not possible through our own strength or will. We must rely on the Spirit. So this verse also serves a reminder that we need to live in and with the Spirit or we will fail to live the lives God has called us to. When I struggle I need to ask the question - am I working in my own effort or through the Spirit.
God, once again I invite your Spirit to dwell in me. To be a part of my everyday life. To direct my path. It is only through your Spirit that I will live the life you have called me to. Thank you for sending your Spirit to us and for promising to always be with us. Amen.