Read Galatians 4-6
The relief from the question of ‘am I good enough’ is only found in Christ. Galatians is the paperwork guarantee of the sonship we have been given. A guarantee filled by the deposit of the Holy Spirit. (Galatians 4:6) When trapped in the religious hamster wheel of the day —you are simply doing that, running in circles. It’s there in that fatigue and exhaustion Galatians becomes a key to finding the treasure of faith. Ritualism is not following Jesus.
Furthermore our faith in God requires faith in his faithfulness, and this is outside of self, only with evidence afterward appearing inside self. Christ takes up residence within the believer. (Gal. 2:20. 4:19) And this new residence only after surrender to the divine mercy of God. In our surrender of social scores, our not being enough, our lack of belonging, we begin with our confession of a real need for God. Meanwhile TRUTH of our immense value begins to hit home. In Christ we are so highly valued that JESUS himself surrendered his right to a righteous reward for his well lived life. Jesus chose to fall upon the faithfulness of GOD, and his divine plan by his replacement death for us. Jesus set the precedence of our trusting beyond sight. And so I believe I have value not defined by actions or achievements, rather by God’s transcendent fathering love.
This concept of proving ourselves is the rebuilding of a former legal structure of works or the sewing 🪡 of a fig leaf. It simply will not do. I have it because the Father promised it.
Galatians 5:1 tells me I have been made free. I don’t have to prove anything, Christ proved it. I am welcomed and wanted. Now it is time to exercise my faith, to trust the promptings, and truth of the Spirit. And this is when I begin to grow. I take a chance on God, I leave room for God to show up, and he does. AND if I want to know if I am walking in the Spirit, Gal. 5:22-24 makes it plain.
I love the words that follow: let us not become, conceited, and provoking and envying one another. It’s like hey kids don’t fight and don’t be arrogant with your brothers.
Galatians 6:1 is a tall order about helping those who fall into misconduct or sin. Let’s work towards it without any sense of superiority. And let’s carry and endure one another’s burdens, cause people have faults ya’ll.
Galatians could have a label, ‘CAUTION freedom ahead. Be careful how you use it.’ Use it to help others.
Have you every used your freedom and realized only later it wasn’t feeding the right thing?
Feed the flesh and it gets hungry 🤤
Feed the Spirit and it gets hungry 😋
‘Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness’ —JESUS