Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 1-16-20

Galatians 1:6-7 The Passion Translation (TPT)

It can be really tough sometimes recognizing when the Truth of the gospel has been twisted by the world. Wake up; some things people want you to believe are simply not based on Truth or a relationship with Father God. The enemy is cunning and works hard trying to tempt believers into twisting the Truth (utterances from the Lord). Jesus taught his followers, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). Therefore, Truth is a person and believers are called to transfer their loyalty from living by the utterances of the world (lies) and into living by the utterances of God (Truth). We have a choice to follow Truth.

In our passage today, the Apostle Paul—a Jewish believer—is upset with some of the early Christian leaders in Galatia. These leaders have twisted the gospel and taught the way to salvation is to have faith in Christ by becoming Jewish. These leaders were called Judaizers; they denied Christ’s work on the cross was enough for salvation. This “fake gospel” proclaimed to be saved one must also practice circumcision and dietary restrictions. Paul calls them out. In our world, people say there are many paths to God, but there is nothing in the Word of God to support that belief. I’m praying you realize there is One gospel of Truth and his name is Jesus!

Galatians 1:6-7 One Gospel
6 I am shocked over how quickly you have strayed away from the Anointed One who called you to himself by his loving mercy. I’m frankly astounded that you now embrace a distorted gospel! 7 That is a fake “gospel” that is simply not true. There is only one gospel—the gospel of the Messiah! Yet you have allowed those who mingle law with grace to confuse you with lies.

Prayer: Lord, I pray for discernment all the time to recognize Truth in my day to day. Thank you for being my Savior, directing my steps, and revealing how I should live. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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