Galatians 1 Soap Bible Study
Scripture: Galatians 1
6 I am shocked that you are turning away so soon from God, who called you to himself through the loving mercy of Christ. You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good News 7 but is not the Good News at all. You are being fooled by those who deliberately twist the truth concerning Christ.
10 Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.
11 Dear brothers and sisters, I want you to understand that the gospel message I preach is not based on mere human reasoning. 12 I received my message from no human source, and no one taught me. Instead, I received it by direct revelation from Jesus Christ.
Paul makes it clear that he understands what is happening in Galatia. The gospel of Jesus Christ is not to be twisted to fit a human agenda nor human list of conditions.
The validity of the message does not come from Paul’s clever weaving of a tale, but he is simply re-telling the message that was given to him. His goal: to deliver it as purely as when he first received it.
I cannot twist the gospel to fit my lifestyle. Instead, I must twist and change to fit the gospel! My moral life cannot help but be changed by the internal components that will be changed out.
I want the message I live to be 100% like God. Creativity must never remove nor add to the contents of the message of Jesus Christ.
God – help me to live an unchanging message, and an ever-changing life for you.