Monday, May 24, 2010

Check, Check is this thing Working?

Below is the daily Bible reading I am doing for the West Side church. Please feel free to follow along.

So lately I haven’t been as diligent on this daily Bible reading as I would like to be. The days that I have been struggling with this are the ones where I do not come into the office. While I am getting plenty of sleep each night (Crystal is breast feeding and there is not much I can do at night), I am still worn out because everything else that needs done around the house I am doing it. Now I am not complaining at all, or even trying to make an excuse, but for some reason I cannot force myself to read my Bible and then sit down at the computer and type. Friends, that should not be!

So, as I was reading today’s passage (Galatians 1) I became convicted. Paul is addressing his friends, the church in Galatia. Paul has helped start the churches in that region and can be credited with bringing the gospel there first. Recently Paul has received word that the churches there have seen some visitors … visitors that are preaching a slightly different gospel. Paul pleads to them to ignore even a heavenly host who is preaching a different gospel than the one he preached. Why can he do this? … because he was called by God through Jesus Christ on the road to Damascus. Paul’s gospel is directly from God himself and can be confirmed as that.

Why was I convicted this morning? Well because I know how easy it can be to stray from correct doctrine and teaching. I know how easy it can be to get out of the habit of study. I know how easy it can be to let other things in my head when I am not firmly planted in the word of God. Have you ever been convicted like that? Do you let other thoughts into your head that sway you away from God? If so, how do you correct it?

The above image was borrowed from G1Wallz.

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