FEB 6, 2022

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• Identify what you are a slave to.

1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. 2 Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all.
Galatians 5:1-2

Two ways to ruin your faith…


3 Again, I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law. 4 You who are trying to be justified by the laws have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace. 5 For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
Galatians 5:3-6


7 You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth? 8 That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you… 12 As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!
Galatians 5:7-8,12

• Catch sin early.

9 “A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough.” 10 I am confident in the Lord that you will take no other view. The one who is throwing you into confusion, whoever that may be, will have to pay the penalty.
Galatians 5:9-10

• Don’t use your freedom as a license to sin.

13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
Galatians 5:13-15

>> Focus on what is happening in you. Give no attention to what is happening around you.

Brothers and sisters, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been abolished.
Galatians 5:11

More Into Scripture:

Galatians 5

Romans 6:1-2

Matthew 22:37-39

1 John 4:19

Romans 5:5

Leviticus 25:3-7

Deuteronomy 15:6

Leviticus 26:33-35

2 Chronicles 36:21

Romans 6:14