“But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed” Galatians 1:8
LIGHT FOR NOW: Another gospel is called false hope.
There is only one Good News and it is that Christ died, was buried and that He rose from the dead. As a result of this, all our sins have been forgiven. Sins of the past, present and future have already been forgiven us in Christ. The word, ‘another gospel’ is from the Greek word, ‘heterous’ which means different, altered or strange message. In our text for today, Apostle Paul was speaking to the church in Galatia about the consistency of the gospel and its importance. In Galatians 1:6-7 (NLT), Paul says, “I am shocked that you are turning away so soon from God, who called you to himself through the loving mercy of Christ. You are following a different way that pretends to be the GoodNews but is not the Goodnews at all. You are being fooled by those who deliberately twist the truth concerning Christ”. Any message that agitates and unsettles you is not the gospel of Christ. Another gospel makes you lose confidence, creates anxiety and panic. It changes the narrative.
The gospel is centered on Christ. The gospel of Christ is not about material things. Sin made us enemies of God. For the gospel to be good news, it must restore the relationship between man and God. And the gospel is about the forgiveness of sins. The gospel announces the grace of God (Acts 20:24). It does not need to impress people but it affects people. The gospel is about the love of God. It is the fulfilled promise of God to man.
INSTRUCTION:Focus on the gospel of Christ.
PRAYER: Father, I receive all that is packaged in the gospel, in Jesus Name. Amen.
QUOTE: The Gospel does not impress people. It affects people.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING:NUMBERS CHAPTER 27; EVENING: 1 THESSALONIANS CHAPTER 1