Text format for video below.
This morning I began the promised study on Galatians. I began to read the first chapter in various versions of the bible. Before moving into commentaries and other study guides it is best to spend time in the scripture without additional opinions. For if we are not familiar with the original text it is very easy to take man’s view first and read it back into the bible. Next I moved into reading a commentary from the IVP New Testament series.
As I read through the words written about Galatians chapter 1 I noted the following words. They resonating with my Spirit and I read them a second time and a third and began to meditate on what I was reading.
The experience of grace by faith results in peace, a sense of harmony and completeness in our relationship with God and with one another. To look for grace and peace from any person, organization or activity in the world is to forget that God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ are the only source of these blessings.
Information found here, go here, press study helps, look for commentary IVP, locate Galatians 1. > https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Galatians%201&version=NIV
Our question for today; Are we looking for others to give us peace in our life? Are we looking for others to make us feel better about our self or our circumstances? Are we expecting our husband, wife, Pastor, or friend to give us what we long for? Or how about movies or games or anything online? Are we looking for peace within technology? Are we hiding from the peace God longs to give? If a person comes to our mind when we ask ourselves these questions, it is a good indicator that we are looking for a man/woman to replace the peace that God desires to give to us.
If we answered with a name of another; It is time to pray and ask the Holy Spirit to give us a makeover in this area of our life.
Ephesians 2:14-18; 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16 and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
Ephesians 2:14-18 in context > https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+2&version=NIV
Audio available; Listen on this page, iTunes, download, share, embed. Press link below.
(The Relationship Project 2014, Our Priority Relationship, Series from Galatians)
Are you interested in receiving information for future ebooks, books, courses events? Fill out the form below and an email will be forwarded to you when updates are available.