We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. – 2 Corinthians 6:3
In the post “All Obstacles Are Removed”, studied was how some spiritual leaders tried to set up stumbling blocks that confused the Galatians. They were more concerned about maintaining their own power over others rather than explaining God’s love for them as demonstrated on the Cross.
A person can go from being a nobody to a somebody when they understand God’s love for them. Jesus demonstrated that love and this song Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) by Chris Tomlin explains the freedom we have received by accepting Christ as Savior.
Posted in Devotionals, Kindness
Tagged Bible Study, Devotional, Encouragement, Faith, Grace, Holy Spirit, Kindness, Love, Praise, Relationships, Savior
Reading in Galatians 4:12-20, Paul is trying to make sure all obstacles are removed for the Galatians so they can stay on the right path. Those who believed salvation by the Law came in and tried to confuse the Galatians. They were giving out false information that led them down the wrong path.
As a spiritual teacher or leader, the main concern should be to help people be their best. To build up relationships and share thoughts of true concern for their future. Sometimes there are those who will use people to gain power but not truly care for them. In this passage, Paul uses tests to help check the relationship between a spiritual leader and their followers.
To determine if the relationships were sound, Paul tried to determine if the spiritual leaders were trying to get their followers to love and follow Christ. Another test involved finding out if the spiritual leaders were concerned about building up their followers rather than only building up themselves.
This day with God, let us work together to make good things happen for those that we lead. Lord, help us to offer your love to others today. Help us to encourage others and in return, build up the Spirit of Christ. Amen.
This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalm 118:24
Within the post “Christ In Our Heart” were some thoughts as Paul tells the Galatians that God would take care of them. There was no need to be enslaved by idols because by accepting Christ as Savior, they would be set free. This same power is available to us today.
During troubling or confusing times, understand that you are highly favored in God’s eye. This favor changes everything so if your thoughts are going in the wrong direction, you can regain your edge for a great day by thinking of what good things are going your way.
This will build momentum so that you stay on track today. Here is a song called Free by Dara Maclean to help you remain optimistic and confident that God will step in to change everything for the better and help you regain your edge as you step ahead today.
Posted in Devotionals, Optimism
Tagged Bible Study, Devotional, Faith, Freedom, Grace, Holy Spirit, Joy, Optimism, Peace, Praise, Savior