The Jewish and Gentile people were subject to the powers of this world. Even when God’s people wander, Jesus offers reminders through the community that God’s redeeming act in Christ is for all.
Wilderness wanderings can take us to places that tempt our heart, soul, mind, and strength. You’ve likely been there. So have God’s people. The Exodus is at the forefront of Paul’s mind. There will always be whispers of discontent calling to us. When you know and are known by God, your future is secure in Jesus.
Today, notice the things, people, and activities that tempt your heart, soul, mind, and strength. If you’re in a wilderness season, rest in the promise that you are known and loved by God.
Lord Jesus, I fix my eyes on you. Keep me focused on knowing, trusting, and following you, even when things of this world try to pull me off track. Remind me who I am in you. Amen.
What did you learn today about navigating the temptations of this world? Was it a pass or fail type of day? If you said, “fail,” rest in the promise that God allows do-overs. We call it repentance. Turn in a new direction and re-frame failure: What if there is no failure, only learning?
Use a notebook to record your responses. Share your celebrations in the comments below or in the Facebook group (You’ll find a link to request to join in your confirmation email. Not registered? Sign-up here.)
If you haven’t taken a moment to review the “Overview of Following Jesus Every Day: Galatians,” please do so. You’ll find a few tips that will help you start this journey.