Prone to Wander, Lord, I Feel it
Today’s reading: 2 Corinthians 11:1-Galatians 1:24
My selection: Galatians 1:6-8
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— 7 not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 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.
My reflections: The temptation to stray from the true gospel was powerful to the Galatians. They began to doubt that salvation was by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. They were drawn back to trust in the ceremonial law of the Old Testament, such as circumcision, for acceptance before God.
My challenge: What temptations lure you away from the truth of the gospel? Be vigilant in resisting the attraction of human reasoning or the allurement of popularity and social acceptability that can make you prone to wander and desert the true gospel.
Tomorrow’s reading: Galatians 2:1-4:31