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    Christian Devotional – November 1, 2019

    Reputation. Paul is still speaking about his return to Jerusalem and discussion with the church leaders. Read Galatians 2:6-8. But from those who were of high reputation (what they were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality)-well, those who were of reputation contributed nothing to me. But on the contrary, seeing that I had been entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been to the circumcised (for He who effectually worked for Peter in his apostleship to the circumcised effectually worked for me also to the Gentiles), Galatians 2:6‭-‬8 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/gal.2.6-8.NASB One of the points that Paul is making is that he is no…

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    Christian Devotional – October 31, 2019

    Don’t back down. When you know the truth and are confident in the truth, there is no reason to back down from the truth. Read Galatians 2:4-5. But it was because of the false brethren secretly brought in, who had sneaked in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, in order to bring us into bondage. But we did not yield in subjection to them for even an hour, so that the truth of the gospel would remain with you. Galatians 2:4‭-‬5 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/gal.2.4-5.NASB Paul knew the truth of their position that he was in and he clung to that even when others were encouraging him…

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    Christian Devotional – October 30, 2019

    Patience. Paul was willing to wait for the right time to do all that God has for Him. Read Galatians 2:1-3. Then after an interval of fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along also. It was because of a revelation that I went up; and I submitted to them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but I did so in private to those who were of reputation, for fear that I might be running, or had run, in vain. But not even Titus, who was with me, though he was a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised. Galatians 2:1‭-‬3 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/gal.2.1-3.NASB Paul…

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    Christian Devotional – October 29, 2019

    People’s response. When we are around people, how do they respond? Read Galatians 1:21-24. Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. I was still unknown by sight to the churches of Judea which were in Christ; but only, they kept hearing, “He who once persecuted us is now preaching the faith which he once tried to destroy.” And they were glorifying God because of me. Galatians 1:21‭-‬24 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/gal.1.21-24.NASB People did not recognize Paul. They had not seen him and he had been away studying for several years. However, his reputation was becoming known throughout the land. How did people respond to hearing the story of Paul?…

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    Christian Devotional – October 28, 2019

    It takes time. Just because we ask Jesus into our heart doesn’t mean we automatically know everything we should be doing as a believer. Read Galatians 1:18-20. Then three years later I went up to Jerusalem to become acquainted with Cephas, and stayed with him fifteen days. But I did not see any other of the apostles except James, the Lord’s brother. (Now in what I am writing to you, I assure you before God that I am not lying.) Galatians 1:18‭-‬20 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/gal.1.18-20.NASB Paul took time. Paul didn’t immediately run out and start preaching. He knew he needed to better understand and grow into his faith and so he…

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    Christian Devotional – October 27, 2019

    But… such a powerful word and the importance of the gospel message. Read Galatians 1:13-15. For you have heard of my former manner of life in Judaism, how I used to persecute the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it; and I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries among my countrymen, being more extremely zealous for my ancestral traditions. But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, was pleased to reveal His Son in me so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with flesh and blood,…

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    Christian Devotional – October 25, 2019

    Self-reflection. Do we ask ourselves questions and challenge ourselves? Read Galatians 1:10. For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/gal.1.10.NASB These questions should be something that we are asking ourselves on a regular basis. What is our motive? Who are we trying to please? When we look at our lives and the actions we take and the priorities we set, how do we answer that? Is pleasing God our top priority? Or do we try to please the world?…

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    Christian Devotional – October 24, 2019

    Loyalty and commitment. How committed are we to Jesus Christ? Are we loyal to him and are we following through on our commitment to serve and obey him? Read Galatians 1:6-9. I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing 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 what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! As we have said before, so I say…

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    Christian Devotional – October 23, 2019

    A letter. Moving to the New Testament, we’re going to spend some time in Galatians and study the letter that Paul sends to the believers in Galatia. Read Galatians 1:1-5. Paul, an apostle (not sent from men nor through the agency of man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead), and all the brethren who are with me, To the churches of Galatia: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,…

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    Christian Devotional – October 22, 2019

    The Lord will prevail. No matter what the situation or circumstance, no matter how big the sin, God will ultimately win. Read Obadiah 1:22. The deliverers will ascend Mount Zion To judge the mountain of Esau, And the kingdom will be the Lord’s . Obadiah 1:21 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/oba.1.21.NASB At the end, God will prevail. All the sins that Edom has committed will be judged and God will be shown holy and victorious. Are we seeking Him and His victory in our lives? Will we move forward in the steps that He has for us?