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Gospel of Grace - Deserting God

Galatians 1:6-12

The Galatians’ lack of vigilance in guarding their faith resulted in quickly deserting God.

Galatians 1:1-5: I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse!

Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.

This past June, a Norwegian cruise ship hit a small iceberg in Alaska due to dense fog during its voyage. The ship captain, being vigilant and proactive, canceled the rest of the trip to avoid any significant damage to the ship or the people on board.

This story reminds me of how Christian living is also a voyage. The dense fog of worldly desires, either good or bad, often causes us to hit small spiritual icebergs. Even if these hiccups are small, we should take them seriously. They serve as an indicator that something big might be on the horizon, and it is only a matter of time until we run into somet