Seeking righteousness by rules is serious business.
“What’s the big deal?” someone might ask.
Because Paul is ticked. The Galatians had started so well. Now someone is bewitching them. God wants them to live in freedom, but they’re living in rules.
Paul wishes these people wouldn’t stop with the circumcision. He wishes they’d just cut the whole thing off.
Yeah. That’s in the bible. And, yeah, that’s how ticked Paul is.
Our freedom in Christ is vital. It’s worth getting mad over.
Live free in Christ. Protect your freedom in Christ. Because the alternative is slavery to rules.
Losing My Religion is a sermon series about being free from religious superiority. Read along with us in Galatians and Matthew 23 with our Reading Plan. Today’s reading is from Galatians 5:7-12.