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September 27, 2017

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Reading along with us in Galatians? Here’s today’s reading:

Galatians 1:1-10 (ESV)

Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead— and all the brothers who are with me,

To the churches of Galatia:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.

10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

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  1. 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.❤️🙏

  2. “And I was still unknown in person to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. 23 They only were hearing it said, “He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” And they glorified God because of me.” This made me think of how phenomenal it is when people who previously persecuted Christians come to Christ. It makes my heart swell with love and appreciation towards God!

  3. “For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Galatians 1:10

    Paul’s letter to the Galatians is very timely for Christians today, who are so afraid of not being liked, or of losing relationships, we’ll flat-out ignore the clear teaching of Scripture and try to make excuses for it, or we’ll season it with lies to make it more palatable. And that is NOT love. It’s not love for God, and it’s not love for those we are afraid of offending. Don’t tell me you love me if you’re not willing to risk losing me in an effort to save my life.

  4. When we consider what Jesus has saved us from, we can add rescuing us from this present evil age as one. He connects us with God and His Spirit that gives us the wisdom and the power to discern right from wrong and live victoriously in light of the negative influence that comes from the evil systems in the world. And one thing the kingdom of darkness is always attacking is the purity of the gospel. He tries to minimize the need for Christ in people’s minds as well as adding things to the work of Christ on the cross. We always want to add things to faith and grace and the cross (the trifecta of the gospel), and the primary thing in the world of the Galatians was circumcision so as to become Jewish in order to be saved.

    What a great question to meditate on in Galatians 1:10, am I living to please men or God? What a great thought to carry with us and see what God would reveal in the obvious and subtle ways we cater to people. shying away from or change the truth because of a negative backlash, letting their opinions control my perception of myself, or not sharing the gospel because of what people might say.

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