Powered by 4 - May 10, 2016

Verifying Truth

Today's reading: Galatians 1:6-10

Paul's letter to the Galatians starts off a little differently than some of Paul's other letters. Rather than beginning with encouragement and commendation, Paul's first words after his greeting are words of reprimand to this group of Christ-followers because they were being influenced and swayed by false teaching and were turning to "a different gospel" than that taught by Paul, and consistent with God's Word.

False teaching was prevalent in Paul's day and it continues to be prevalent in our day as well. But thankfully, we have God's Word, the Bible, to help us stay on the right path. So when we hear, read or see someone who is teaching and telling us that they are proclaiming truth, we don't have to simply take their word for it. In fact, we shouldn't. We should be checking the teaching that comes before us against God's Word, which is the only place where we can be certain to find God's Truth.

Is it your practice to open up God's Word to search for and verify what constitutes truth? What does this passage reveal about the importance of being knowledgeable about God's Word? Tami

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