"And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia: Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ," Galatians 1:2,3
OUR CHALLENGE TODAY!
Well now, is everybody comfortable? I mean a little of the cushioning of the seat here, and a little of the tickling of the ears there, everyone should be happy by now, right? GOOOOD! Now I can get started Paul says! "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from Him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another Gospel." Galatians1:6 Are we to understand here that all the niceties are over? Could you imagine if this would be preached in the church today? How many would be shocked? How many might get up and walk out? Everyone is just getting settled in and enjoying the show, grace and peace is what we all came to hear, and all of a sudden, this man, this preacher gets on stage and starts accusing us of following another, who does he think he is? So what if he has backup! Titus and his gang are trainees compared to me! Wow! The whole time I thought Paul was a nice guy only to find out that he's almost as bad as Jesus, who called people serpents and a brood of vipers! The point is friends, true love has it's niceties, but only enough to greet you rightly and then the niceties get out of the way, because your soul is serious business to the Lord. Every Pastor and every minister and every Christian needs to be mindful that being passive, not contending for the faith, and tickling of the ears while the soul disappears, this is not true love!
True love will tell you the truth for the sake of your soul and will throw out niceties in order to do so! Delicacies won't keep a soul, but the truth does! Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life! John 14:6
LOVE SOMEONE'S SOUL ENOUGH TO TELL THEM THE TRUTH!