Galatians

Galatians

Galatians 6:12

May 22, 2020 – Friday Galatians 6:12     NIV 12 Those who want to impress people by means of the flesh are trying to compel you to be circumcised. The only reason they do this is to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ. Comment As Paul comes to the end of his letter to the Galatians, he again brings up the subject of circumcision and persecution. He considered his final remarks so important he prefaced them with the…

Galatians 5:11

May 21, 2020 – Thursday Galatians 5:11     NIV 11 Brothers and sisters, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been abolished.  Comment This chapter is about the great disagreement between the Jews preaching circumcision being required for salvation and those (Paul and others) who preached circumcision was not required. The only thing required is to accept the wonderful grace offered through Jesus which also frees…

Galatians 4:28-31

May 20, 2020 – Wednesday Galatians 4:28-31     NIV 28 Now you, brothers and sisters, like Isaac, are children of promise. 29 At that time the son born according to the flesh persecuted the son born by the power of the Spirit. It is the same now. 30 But what does Scripture say? “Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman’s son.” 31Therefore, brothers and sisters,…

Galatians 1:13

May 19, 2020 – Tuesday Galatians 1:13 NIV 13 For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it. Comment Paul in his letter to the churches in Galatia pulls no punches when he describes his prior life as a persecutor of the church of God which he was intent on destroying. In this letter he is admonishing those same churches because he was  6 … astonished that…

Galatians 5:2-6

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * November 25, 2019 – Monday Galatians 5:2-6  NIV 2 Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all. 3 Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law. 4 You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ;…
2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians 10:1-6

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * November 22, 2019 – Friday 2 Corinthians 10:1-6  NIV 1 By the humility and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you—I, Paul, who am “timid” when face to face with you, but “bold” toward you when away! 2 I beg you that when I come I may not have to be as bold as I expect to be toward some people who think that we live by the standards…

Galatians 4:4-7

4 But when the set time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. 6 Because you are His sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are His child, God has made you also…