Friday, March 1
Today's reading: Galatians 1:6-10
Paul's letter to the Galatians starts off a little differently. Rather than beginning with encouragement and commendation like in many of his other letters, Paul's first words after his greeting are words of reprimand to this group of Christ followers. Why? Because they were being influenced and swayed by false teaching and were turning to "a different gospel" than that taught by Paul, which is consistent with God's Word.
False teaching was prevalent in Paul's day, and it is still alive and well today. But thankfully, we have God's Word, the Bible, to help us stay on the right path. So when we hear, read or see something or someone who is teaching and telling us they are proclaiming truth, we shouldn't simply take their word for it. Instead, we should be comparing and checking that teaching with what we find in God's Word, which is the only place where we can be certain to find God's truth.
Is it your practice to open up God's Word to search for and verify what constitutes truth? What does this passage reveal about the importance of being knowledgeable about and familiar with God's Word? Tami
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