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.