Scripture: Galatians 1:6-7
Observation: We cannot add or take away from God's word.
Application: I think distortion of the Bible is one of the biggest reasons people see the church as hypocritical. It devalues our message when we are at odds with each other as believers. Some things in the Bible are difficult to read. Sin is as bad as the Bible says it is even if society doesn't. Truth is truth. God loves, wants us, and desires the best for us. We fall short. We can't pick and choose what we want to believe as truth in God's word. How we live our lives draws others to God or pushes others away from God.
Prayer: Dear Lord, just as the Galatians needed to be reminded by Paul that we are not to turn from Christ, we too turn away from God's message to suit our own wants and desires. Help us to seek the truth and know the truth so that we might not be responsible for allow ourselves to stray and leading others down the wrong path. Lord, guide us, one step at a time, towards your plan for each of us. Amen.