Today I am just going to jump right into the Scripture. We are looking at Galatians 1: 6-9:
6 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. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.
Aren’t we so much like the people in the church of Galatia?
We turn to and fro, wandering like the children of Israel in the desert.
We listen to what pleases us. And then we follow.
The gospel is hard. But the grace that comes with it. Oh, how marvelous it is.
How can I, as a professing believer in my Lord and Savior, be so complacent? And yet I am.
It reminds me of the song “Come thy Fount” by Robert Robinson. His story of wandering and redemption is beautiful. You can read it HERE where I wrote about it last year in my 31 day series on hymns of praise.
We live in a culture where the gospel is definitely being distorted. In a world where what God created and designed is being refashioned and relabeled to suit our own selfish, and I might add, sinful desires. We are “deserting Him who called us in the grace of Christ”.
On Wednesday evenings, our church Bible study class is studying David Platt’s book Counter Culture. As I am studying these topics so relevant to today’s culture, I see how blatantly the gospel really is being morphed into whatever we want it to be. As I read the verses in Galatians, I am reminded of the topics discussed by Platt in Counter Culture.
Here’s the thing, that grace that He gives is free. Let me say it again. It’s FREE. And yet, our society is very quick to turn from it.
Where does that leave me…..and maybe you too?
As my daughter and I discussed these verses she said, “Well, we just need to accept God’s grace and not stray from it!”
That’s it. And that’s my prayer………..staying true to the gospel……daily accepting the grace of Christ. I am praying that for you too. Until tomorrow………..
Joy to You!