Day #38

Why was Paul upset with the churches in Galatia?
38 of 52


This morning you will be reading the letter to the Galatians. These letters you are reading were all written to be read in one sitting. When you get a letter from someone, you read it all at once, not one verse at a time. Same thing here. If you read the whole letter straight through you are reading it the way it was intended to be read. Galatia was not a city; it was a providence, like a state, halfway between Black See and the Mediterranean Sea.


Paul was not happy with the churches (plural) in the province of Galatia and he lets them know about it. As you read Galatians, see if you notice any indications that Paul was more than a little miffed at these Christians.


Could you tell Paul was upset? "I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel;" (Galatians 1:6). If you wanted to make Paul mad, just mess with the gospel. Paul seemed to think the gospel was not supposed to change. Not ever. Do you know what? Paul was right. The gospel that you learned and obeyed must never change. You need to be like a pit bull when it comes to the gospel. Latch on and don't ever let go. If you compromise the gospel you are deserting "Him who called you," which is a costly mistake.

Can you fall away from grace after you have become a Christian? We discussed that question already on Day Thirty-three. Read Galatians 5:4 again. Does that answer the question?

We are taught in Galatians 6:2 to carry each other's burdens. Do you know a Christian who is burdened right now? Think of a way you can lighten their load. Put a plan into action to help them before your head touches the pillow tonight.