Paul is not willing to give up on the Galatians. He expresses confidence in them, because of his confidence in Jesus.
Paul’s faith is in Christ’s power, so he appeals not to himself and his doctrine, not to his authority as an apostle, but to the deep conviction that Christ who has set them free will keep them. It would be easy for Paul to water down the gospel, but he is not willing to avoid persecution by appeasing his hearers.
Reflect on your interactions with other people today. What emotion(s) trip you up in offering grace to others? Today, respond to God’s love in a way that brings you joy. Do you sing, play an instrument, write, draw, cook, etc.? Share a piece of who God created you to be with others today. Consider the ten ways you identified faith can be expressed in love on Day 1. We’ll return to your list tomorrow, so keep it close by.
Almighty God, take all that I am and all you desire me to be and use it for good. Make me aware of my propensity to please, put off, pout, or leverage positions and power to get my way. Turn my heart and actions toward you and your will. Amen.
How did you respond to God’s love today? What emotion(s) did you experience as you shared God’s love with someone today?
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.