from the Galatians reading plan
Galatians 1:1-10 | Acts 15:24 | 1 Thessalonians 2:4
Have you ever heard or read something that you thought was legitimate but later found out was not true? In his letter to the Galatians, Paul is dismayed to find out that some believers had been listening to inaccurate voices who were “distorting” the gospel of Christ. Instead of preaching that salvation comes solely from believing in Jesus, these false teachers were telling non-Jewish believers that they needed to add Jewish laws and rituals in order to be truly saved.
The good news for believers is that, unlike the myriad of options for news, we have one clear source of about who God is and what He wants for us – the Word of God. When we immerse ourselves in God’s Word and know what it says, we are equipped to discern what is false and what is true.
Have you ever heard another believer say something about God or salvation that you know was not biblically accurate? How were you able to know the truth?
The churches in Galatia were being led to believe that the grace of Christ was not enough and that they had to do more than just receive the grace of Jesus. Has there ever been a time in your life where you felt like you had to do more to be acceptable to God?
In verse 10, Paul reminds his readers that he seeks God’s approval in his ministry, not human’s. Is people-pleasing something you struggle with? Talk to God about it and ask for His help in living for an audience of One.