Posts with the tag “galatians”
by Audrey Rogers on August 24th, 2022
Daily Devotional from Galatians 6--Verses 1 and 2Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.We all mess up and have flaws, so we need to be accountable to one another but we need to be gentle, not angry or pointin...
by Audrey Rogers on August 23rd, 2022
Daily Devotional from Galatians 5--Verse 2 (CSB)Take note! I, Paul, am telling you that if you get yourselves circumcised, Christ will not benefit you at all. During this time, there were Jewish leaders who were coming into the Galatian Church and telling believers that they had to get circumcised in order to be truly saved—without circumcision, their salvation wasn’t in full effect. Sometimes we ...
by Audrey Rogers on August 22nd, 2022
Daily Devotional from Galatians 4--Verses 6-7And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.God has made us heirs to the riches of His kingdom by making us sons and daughters. And along with that inheritance, He has given us the privilege of calling Him by an intim...
by Audrey Rogers on August 19th, 2022
Daily Devotional from Galatians 3--Verse 24So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith.Paul uses an interesting metaphor to describe the role of the law. Back in the day, a guardian was an esteemed servant who attended the child from his home to school and then back to his home again. He wasn't the teacher, but he conducted safe passage for the...
by Audrey Rogers on August 18th, 2022
Daily Devotional from Galatians 2--Verse 20I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.Paul was opposing those who were teaching non-Jewish believers that they weren’t truly saved unless they followed the Law—mainly by getting circumcised. Paul...
by Audrey Rogers on August 17th, 2022
Daily Devotional from Galatians 1--Verses 11 and 12For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man's gospel. For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.The gospel is not of man and it is important to acknowledge that salvation belongs to God. When we are sharing the Gospel it is up to Go...
by Audrey Rogers on August 21st, 2020
Galatians 6:1Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness.I think we can infer from this verse that anybody can be harsh. It doesn’t take much thought. It’s our default setting. We get angry and fly off the handle. We think if we clobber somebody, they’ll get the point. But this tendency typically only aggravates the situati...
by Audrey Rogers on August 20th, 2020
Galatians 5:1For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.Putting your confidence in your own performance is like slipping your hand into a ponderous chain. Submitting to this way of life requires incredible stamina because you, no matter how well you perform, will never run far enough, jump high enough, or dig deep enough. There’s always s...
by Audrey Rogers on August 19th, 2020
Galatians 4:30What does the scripture say? “Cast out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman shall not inherit with the son of the free woman.” When we try to mix grace and works, we, like Abraham, bring a second wife into the marriage. We would be better off simply living with the one God provided for us: Grace. She treats us well. She shows us how to have a relationship with ...
by Audrey Rogers on August 18th, 2020
Galatians 3:24So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. Paul uses an interesting metaphor to describe the role of the law. Back in the day, a guardian was an esteemed servant who attended the child from home to school and then back home again. He wasn't the teacher, but he conducted safe passage for his student. He had general charge over hi...
by Audrey Rogers on August 17th, 2020
Galatians 2:20I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. This world has no more hold on me than it does on Christ. Once a man is dead, there is nothing the world can do to him. And, verse 20 says, that because of my faith in Christ, I am just ...
by Audrey Rogers on August 14th, 2020
Galatians 1:10Am 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. These are questions we all need to ask from time to time. Our default setting seems to be set on what others think of us. However, we need to consciously shift our focus back to God. Always back to God. This is a daily choice. What d...
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