11.2.17 – Gal 3:1

Most of us violate traffic laws everyday, right? It’s not that we don’t know the laws, we just choose to exceed the posted speed limit, cross the double yellow line or the gravest of sins, failing to Yield!! So why? Are we granted authority to change traffic laws because we’re in a hurry to get somewhere?
In Galatians 3 Paul is trying to figure out how the people of Galatia had gone astray from the Message of Jesus he had taught them. The text is very clear on the fact that they were given the gospel. One commentary says Paul’s delivery of the gospel was so thorough it was as if he placed posters of Jesus on every street corner. Yet, the Galatians strayed from it. Some argue it was due to their spiritual immaturity, some say they were too easily swayed, others point to the Galatians accommodating nature. Nevertheless, the message Paul left had now been distorted and the Galatians were veering off course.
Isn’t this exactly what is happening in our world today? Just the other day I viewed a clip from a popular day time talk show. The panel was commenting on a poll that said “Christians” wanted to edit the Ten Commandments, Christians? We tend to look outside the church as the area where chaos ensues. How are we doing at fulfilling and living by Message of Jesus that we know? If we are to bring others to know him shouldn’t we first examine our own lives?
Galatians 3:1 – O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified.