She Reads Truth: Galatians : Day 1
Galatians is a letter written by the apostle Paul to a collection of churches that he planted in Galatia on his first missionary journey with Barnabas. He'd been able to visit and check up on them with another ministry partner, Silas, in a second trip. The churches were primarily made up of gentile Christians, like most of us, and trouble started to arise when in Paul's absence, some Jewish Christians arrived and began teaching a different "gospel".
The Galatians were quickly misled to believe that they needed Jesus + rules to be Christians. They didn't just mislead the new believers, they also attacked Paul to help prove their point. Thus, we get Galatians. A passionate letter from Paul reminding them of the true and beautiful Gospel they'd received and doing a little defense of his own ministry.
This book, like everything else we find in God's Word, is super relevant for us as present day gentile Christians. We're easily misled, we love adding rules, and we forget what makes a true disciple so quickly. We hope you'll read along with us and fall back in love with the freedom, grace, love, and beauty of the Gospel that we have received through our Father, by the power of the Holy Spirit, through Jesus Christ our Savior.Pleasing God or each other?
Pleasing God or each other?
Paul is simply an apostle addressing the churches in Galatia, and now us, as one who is experiencing the peace and grace that comes from the beautiful Gospel - the good news that Jesus Christ died for our sins, by the will and for the glory of our Father. And we see immediately in Galatians that people then are just like people now (us) - people who quickly forget the truth of the gospel, who they were following, and are led away from great grace.
- Is anything bewitching you?
- Is there a person, a lie, a thought, a belief that is allowing you to believe anything other than the amazing news that you've been bought with the blood of Jesus for the pleasure and perfect will of God?
- Have we begun to live in a way that we aim to please men rather than the one who authored such Good News for us?
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