Category Archives: Galatians

Don’t Give Up

The passage I’m hovering over this morning is well known and well understood. It contains a familiar law of the harvest — “whatever one sows, that will he also reap” (Gal. 6:7b). True when it comes to gardening in the … Continue reading

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Another Day on the Battlefield

It’s a battle. Dare I even say, a daily battle. Sometimes a low-level skirmish in the background, sometimes an all-out assault front and center. I know this not just theoretically, but in reality. ‘Cause I am the battlefield. But I … Continue reading

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A Child of Promise

Stop it! That’s essentially what Paul is saying to the Galatians, “Stop it!” Stop turning to a “different gospel” (1:6). Stop trying to be justified by works (2:16). Stop trying to perfect in the flesh through works what was begun … Continue reading

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The A,B,C’s and Slavery

Continuing to work my way through Paul’s letter to the Galatians. He’s frustrated with his children in the faith (4:19). Having been saved by grace they are being persuaded to now rely on their good works. Having known redemption from … Continue reading

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A Pop Quiz

Took the pop quiz in Galatians 3 this morning. Here are my answers: By hearing with faith No No No By hearing with faith Here are the questions: Let me ask you only this:(1) Did you receive the Spirit by … Continue reading

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Until Christ is Formed in You

Working my way through Galatians. And it’s clear: Paul wasn’t content that they had prayed the prayer, he wanted them to mirror the Master. Perhaps Paul’s most passionate letter, he comes out of the corner with both fists swinging. You … Continue reading

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When Is Not the Will of God the Will of God?

Okay, not sure how clear this is going to be, but here’s what I’m chewing on this morning . . . Started in on Galatians and what initially grabs me and stirs my soul is this: But when He who … Continue reading

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A Spirit of Gentleness

Read a well-known verse this morning, but honestly, with unexpected consequences. Started to breeze through a familiar “command to obey,” but encountered a living and active sword along the way. One word. That’s all it was, one word. And it … Continue reading

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Freed for Freedom

So much of the Christian life is dictated by a holy tension. We have peace with God (Rom. 5:1), yet we are to know the fear of the Lord (2Cor. 1:11). We are saved by faith alone (Eph. 2:8-9), and … Continue reading

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Look Way Up!

Talking to my daughter last night, and I had to laugh when I asked her how her day was and she said she’d put another check mark on her wall to help her keep track that another day had passed. … Continue reading

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