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. 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. 11 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. 12 As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!
Do you ever get distracted or find yourself getting absorbed by something other than what you’re supposed to be doing?! I know I do. Sometimes we need a reminder to get back on track and to refocus.
Today, I find this passage is just that: a reminder or wake-up call to spiritual living. The Galatians had been following after Jesus and living by faith. But somewhere along the way, they got off course. They slipped into their old way of doing spiritual life by relying on their own efforts, rather than relying on Jesus and believing that what He had done was enough.
Be encouraged! Just like God reminded that Galatians, may we also be reminded to stay on track and run our race.
Holy Spirit, help us to fully rely on Jesus and to be alert to what makes us take our eyes off Him and what He has already done for us.
Written by Gab Martin