Saturday, February 3, 2018

Saturday, February 3rd: Exodus 37-38, Galatians 6 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Exodus 37-38, Galatians 6

Galatians 6:1 Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spiritshould restore that person gently.
People like to take a verse or two out of the Bible, take it out of context, and twist it to mean something it doesn't.  For example - "Judge not" is used pretty often to excuse sin and to convince believers that they have no right to hold someone accountable for their actions.  This is not true, and this is one of many verses that shows us otherwise.

We cannot judge the heart - only God can.  But we can, and should, judge actions according to the Word.

We need to hold each other accountable - but in love and in a gentle and grace-filled manner.

7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
This is pretty self-explanatory, and an obvious truth, and yet people like to live as though somehow they'll be the exception to this rule!  We cannot expect to sin and then escape the consequences.  There is always forgiveness, and God can redeem even the darkest situation, but there are still consequences that we have to live with.

Tomorrow: Catch Up Day!
Monday's Bible In a Year Passage:  Exodus 39-40, Ephesians 1

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