Paul confronted the Christians in Galatia who began to wander into a works-based salvation, depending on the law for their standing before God. As Robert Robinson’s 18th Century hymn “Come thou fount of every blessing” reminds us, we need the Lord to take our hearts and seal them against such wandering from the gospel of God’s grace.
Today’s reading: 2 Corinthians 11:1-Galatians 1:24
I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.
For more reflections on this passage, see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days.
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