March 27 – Galatians 5
LOOK: Paul is upset that false teachers are telling the Gentile believers that they have to be circumcised in order to be saved. Paul feels pretty strongly that these teachers are wrong and deserve punishment. Here’s how he says it, “As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!”. Paul then encourages all believers to not be a slave to wicked desires but to honor Christ with our lives.
LISTEN: Toward the end of this passage, Paul really emphasizes the key to honoring Christ is selfless living. Selfless living will affect yourself and your relationship with others.
LEARN: Observe you life closely today. How much emphasis are you placing on pleasing yourself and fulfilling your wants and desires? Purposefully look for ways to serve others before yourself today.