SATURDAY, JANUARY 8
Scripture: Galatians 5:11,12
Verses 11 and 12 state, “And I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why do I still suffer persecution? Then the offense of the cross has ceased. I could wish that those who trouble you would even cut themselves off!” After Paul delivers shock therapy to the Galatian church! He suggests that everyone preaching the legalistic Gospel is positioning himself for spiritual castration. He even mentions two leaders they are very familiar with both of which he had to confront for preaching “another gospel”. He started by pronouncing a judicial curse on all those preaching another gospel The picture begins to emerge that Paul was willing to confront the leading apostle in the early church and bring a double-death warning of judgment on his head if he did not straighten up. That is what emerges from the book of Galatians. And it is no wonder in chapter 4 that Paul has doubts about the Galatian’s. He does not see the judicial Christ in their midst. Where is the judicial Christ in the midst of today’s church? Are we prepared to warn mammonite leaders?