Paul changes his tone and now appeals to the heart, to the personal relationship they have with him as pastor and friend. He is seeking to bring them back to an authentic understanding of Christian faith and life.
Paul won’t have an outer and an inner circle in the grace of God. He wants the Galatians to be on fire with the love of God. That requires him changing his tone to attempt to reach the Galatians in a new way.
It is said the longest distance is from the head to the heart. Experiment with changing your tone with a loved one, a colleague, or a friend. Consider the heart of your personal relationship. Then, seek to reach out in love. Tell someone today how much they are loved.
I love you, Lord. Thank you for loving me. Forgive me for the times I’ve blocked my heart from loving You and loving others. Help me to do better today, tomorrow, and the next day. Amen.
Show us a pic from today that reminds you that you are a beloved child of God. No pic from today? Look on your phone, refrigerator, or in a photo album!
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.