I am so excited to launch this new part of Simply Jesus, it has been on my heart for months to go through a book of the Bible here on the blog, being in the Word is so important. (Go Here if you want to read my thoughts on that.)
I can't wait to go through the book of Galatians together, it is such a beautiful reminder of who we are in Christ.
So let's get started...
V. 1 I, Paul, am writing this letter. I am an apostle. People have not sent me. No human authority has sent me. I have been sent by Jesus Christ and by God the Father. God raised Jesus from the dead.
It seems that some people have gotten you all mixed up. They are trying to twist the good news about Christ.
In Galatia there was a group of men telling the people that they had to accept Jesus AND follow a bunch of rules to be saved, a different Good News.. It's like someone saying "You have accepted Jesus, and you are saved, WooHoo!, Oh wait, by the way here is a list of you rules you have to follow in order to really be saved."
Not such good news if you ask me. No wonder Paul was upset.
We as human being struggle with this.. ya know the saying "Nothing in life is free." Well guess what salvation is free to us, Jesus paid the price.
Don't let the enemy discourage you when you mess up and feel like you are not good enough, because guess what none of us are good enough, but we are loved abundantly by the Creator of the Universe. He knows we will never get it right on own, and guess what He still chose us and loves us and wants to spend eternity with us.
Thank you for choosing us, to spend eternity with You, thank you for the free gift of salvation. Help us to be people who represent the real Good News everywhere we go, through our actions and our words. in Jesus name, Amen
What jumped out at you through this passage of scripture, would love for you to share with all of us in the comments.
Because of Him,