chronological day 317 :)

We’re on Paul’s missionary journey!  Please read Acts 14:21-28, Galatians 2 and Galatians 3:1-23 today.  What’s your highlight today?

“We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God” Acts 14:22

“prayer and fasting” Acts 14:23

Fasting is a tremendously important discipline.  This wasn’t a popular message, or a comfortable one, but the truth prevails. Now follow this train of this train of thought to Paul’s message to the Galatians, noting 1:10:

 “Do you think I speak this strongly in order to manipulate crowds? Or curry favor with God? Or get popular applause? If my goal was popularity, I wouldn’t bother being Christ’s slave.” Galatians 1:10 MSG

Friend, we become a slave to whoever’s approval we are trying to win.

“Until the time when we were mature enough to respond freely in faith to the living God, we were carefully surrounded and protected by the Mosaic law. The law was like those Greek tutors, with which you are familiar, who escort children to school and protect them from danger or distraction, making sure the children will really get to the place they set out for.  But now you have arrived at your destination: By faith in Christ you are in direct relationship with God. Your baptism in Christ was not just washing you up for a fresh start. It also involved dressing you in an adult faith wardrobe—Christ’s life, the fulfillment of God’s original promise.” Galatians 3:23-27 MSG

Galatians 3:19-25 – the law is a tutor, guiding us to the truth. The Law brought us to the truth – now faith will keep us there. 

 

One thought on “chronological day 317 :)

  1. Ralph Madrigal says:

    Galatians 2 just had so much for me to sa but i’m already long winded when I have little to say so i’ll keep it short. Chapter 2 verse 6, “And the leaders of the church had nothing to add to what I was preaching. (By the way, their reputation as great leaders made no difference to me, for GOD has no Favorites.) The key words “GOD has no favorites.” isn’t it a blessing to know that no matter where on the totem pole of life I am GOD loves me as much as he loves you no matter the classification of sin I have. Paul was given authority to keep preaching to the Gentiles but with one stipulation, keep helping the poor in which Paul was still eager to keep doing so it was no worry for his sake. Then Paul confronts Peter for eating with the Gentiles in private but when others were present he rejected the Gentiles. Paul new there was no room for this kind of nonsense in Jesus’ word. The law doesnt make you right with GOD, but having faith and loving one another is where GOD wants us to be. SO much came to me in today’s reading, sorry for being long winded!. I tried holding it back some.

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