Galatians 6:11-13


11 See what large letters I use as I write to you with my own hand! 12 Those who want to make a good impression outwardly are trying to compel you to be circumcised. The only reason they do this is to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13 Not even those who are circumcised obey the law, yet they want you to be circumcised that they may boast about your flesh.

4 responses to “Galatians 6:11-13

  1. We need to examine our motives behind what we are doing for our beliefs. The Judaizers did these things to look good, avoid being persecuted, and to build themselves up.

  2. i guess this is talking about how we need to stop worrying about how we look on the outside and focus on making ourselves “look better” on the inside..if we are worried about our outside “issues” about how we look and who we need to impress, we forget about how we are changing on the inside..if we focus on the inside it comes out to even better our outward apperances too.

  3. THe thing that struck me about this was the story of Martha and Mary. Sometimes we keep ourselves being busy in work and ministry so that we don’t have to be a Mary and sit at the feet of Jesus. We can stay so busy being religious and believing Satan’s lie that no one else can do out job, that we hide from intimacy with Christ.

    It takes work to be intimate with Jesus and it makes us vulnerable because it exposes our sin and our weakness. BUT we have to spend time in Christ’s presence. We can’t convince ourselves that we are furthering the Kingdom if we are neglecting our walk.

  4. yeah the whole martha mentality is one of my biggest struggles in ministry! I get caught up with doing so much that i dont just stop…that is why I loved atlanta and the mountains…however because of what I experienced I need to use that as motivation and drive to continue pursuing my daily quiet times which I havent been real successful at but I am definitely striving and trying to develop the specific daily times!

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