Today’s Reading | Galatians 3:1-14
Throughout his letter, Paul gave proof to the Galatians that earning salvation and growing spiritually by following the law was wrong. In today’s reading, he gave them another example of how faulty the information from some of their leaders was. Did you notice it as you read these verses? Paul asked each of them to examine their lives in order to determine what to believe. Paul had clearly communicated the message of the gospel to them. They knew that Jesus had died to pay for their sins. They knew that the only requirement was trusting Christ, accepting the salvation He offered by faith. They were justified by faith because they believed what they heard. Paul’s example of Abraham further illustrated this truth. Take a look at your own life. Has your life changed since you trusted Christ? Did it change because you followed a religious system of good works? No! It changed when you trusted Christ. This is the message we must take to the world. We need to let people know that salvation and change comes not from good works, but by the work of Christ. Are you telling them? Does your life support your message?
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?