I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— . . . . -Gal 1:6
Paul was sharing some strong words with the church. He was surprised at their turning away.
It is so commonplace that it has made me cynical. I meet people who are new followers of Jesus, or who have made a decision to follow him once again. On one hand I celebrate with them, on the other, I, well, wonder. Seems like 1/2 of the people end up deserting the Gospel. “Oh, I have just been really busy.” Bull. You are turning away. Let’s just be honest and say “I am slowly forgetting about God. It bothers me a little bit, but not enough to do anything about it.”
God, I am not sure why it seems this way. I know it is not your dream. May you not allow people to be choked out when it comes to following you. May we be one or the other. Followers or observers. May you grant me wisdom and strength to not desert you. There certainly are times that it is tempting. Help us all.
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