Thursday, December 26, 2013

What Happened?

Gal 3:1-2 O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified?

 In verses 1-5 Paul begins to ask some 6 questions that relate to when the Galatians came to faith in Christ. He takes them back to when they were first saved. He reminds them about all that the Lord did in their midst. He encourages them to reminisce about the faithfulness of the Lord in their conversion. He will also point out a number of their experiences that could only be attributed to the Lords grace and not the keeping of the law.
O foolish Galatians: foolish is a word meaning lacking the power of perception. It speaks of a person who fails to reflect. This is exactly what the Galatians were doing. In seeking to live by the law, they had forgotten about the cross. How did this happen? The Galatians had forgotten about growing in LOVE and replaced it with  KEEPING THE LAW.

Do recall when Jesus wrote in Revelation 2 to the church in Ephesus.?  Jesus Said to them “I see your works, I see your labor, I see many things that are great, but there is something that makes all those things worthwhile that you have lost sight of. You have left your first love.”
You were so in love with me when I saved you, you were so into spending time with me when we first met, but you have left the passion.  

Perhaps as you read this, you also have left the passion and fire for Jesus. You are simply going through the motions without any emotion. Maybe it's because you have forgotten when you were saved, and what you were saved from. It's time to reflect back upon your love relationship with the LORD. Go back to what it was you were doing when you were so enamored with, and in awe of Jesus. Was there a time when you were closer to the Lord then you are at this moment? Something needs to change. You may have left your first love but you haven't lost it. Don't get sidetracked and loose sight of the main thing. The main thing is Jesus.