Today you should read: Galatians 1:1-10
Welcome to the book of Galatians. This is a book written by the Apostle Paul to the churches in the region of Galatia. This letter is all about grace – God’s grace to us in sending His Son to pay for our sins (v.4) – and God’s grace to live our lives for His glory (v.5).
Paul makes it clear from the beginning that he isn’t writing this letter representing himself or any human author – but Jesus Christ (v.1,11-12). This is true of all of Scripture…
But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. 2 Peter 1:20-21
This early group of churches had been swayed to turn away from the Gospel – to follow a different way that isn’t true (v.6-7). They were tricked by men who twisted the truth of the Gospel into a lie.
Much of the world has never heard the Gospel of Jesus – and much of the world lives amongst twisted lies of heretical religion. We experience the same thing today. Whether it’s atheism, the agnostic, or the person fooled into believing that good works or church attendance will buy your place in heaven. Pluralism and relativism have confused many of the people around us.
The Gospel is Good News – but it’s not good unless it gets to a person in a way they can understand and believe. Who is around you every day (under normal circumstances) that has never had someone explain the Gospel in a way they could understand and believe? More people than you could imagine! We think because we live in America that everyone knows the way to God – this is not true.
Pray today and ask God to increase your burden for the lost around you. Ask Him to open your eyes to people that He’s drawing to truth and give you the courage to engage them with the Gospel before it’s too late.
By: Tim Parsons — Lead Pastor
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